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By Danijela Dolenec

The Yugoslavian chief Josip Broz Tito as soon as warned "one aren't carry directly to the legislations like a drunken guy holds directly to a fence." A still-valid piece of renowned knowledge, this assertion acurately sums up the persistant challenge of authoritarian rule and sham legislation in southeastern Europe. This quantity investigates why the postcommunist democratic transition of southeastern Europe fell so wanting preliminary expectancies, connecting the failure of democratization to the dominance and interference of authoritarian events within the methods of regime switch. those events demonstrated and applied practices of nondemocratic governance that proceed to subvert the guideline of legislations greater than two decades after communism ended. In a unprecedented circulation, this article empirically helps the argument double circulate thwarted the post-socialist transformation of the zone, during which nondemocratic practies of rule subverted the development towards extra formal democratic associations. This conflicting improvement explains why advancements to formal democratic associations did not produce anticipated democratization outcomes.

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