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Party Politics and the State of Emergency


PARTY POLITICS AND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
Behaviour of Political Parties During the Coronavirus Pandemic


PARTY POLITICS AND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
Behaviour of Political Parties During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Party Politics and the State of Emergency
Party Politics and the State of Emergency

Kriza izazvana koronavirusom ogolila je kako snage tako i slabosti političkih sistema, demokratskih institucija i političkih partija širom regiona, odražavajući stvarno stanje demokratije na terenu.

The Coronavirus crisis has laid bare both the strengths as well as the weaknesses of political systems, democratic institutions and the political parties throughout the region, mirroring the real state of democracy on the ground.

Stanje ionako oslabljenih demokratskih institucija dodatno se pogoršalo, a krhki sistemi kontrole i ravnoteže vlasti (check and balances) pokazali su svoju neefikasnost u praksi. Politički lideri retko su uspevali da se odupru iskušenju da iskoriste do tada neviđenu priliku za jačanje vlasti, zloupotrebljavajući restriktivne mere kao pogodan instrument za jačanje položaja vlade i slabljenje političke opozicije.

The already weakened democratic institutions have deteriorated even further, and the fragile checks and balances systems have demonstrated their inefficiency in practice. Political leaders rarely managed to resist the temptation to use the unprecedented opportunity of power up for grabs, misusing restrictive measures as a convenient instrument to strengthen the position of government and weaken political opposition.

     
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