Politics as an Avocation: Legislative Professionalisation and Participation in Yugoslavia

  • Lenard J. Cohen

Abstract

Developing legislative institutions and processes which can facilitate citizen participation in the formulation of public policy has been an explicit objective of the Yugoslav effort to construct a ‘self-managing socialist community’. In a succession of constitutional models evolved over the past three decades (1953, 1963 and 1974), the Yugoslav regime has endeavoured to devise an ‘assembly system’ which will avoid the alleged defects of parliamentary institutions found in the liberal democracies and also those of the ‘statist’ regimes which exist in right-wing authoritarian and other communist states. The latest incarnation of Yugoslavia’s quest for a more participatory and truly Marxist legislative system is that established by the 1974 Constitution.

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