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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 well known 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 techniques of regime swap. those events proven and applied practices of nondemocratic governance that proceed to subvert the guideline of legislation greater than two decades after communism ended. In an extraordinary circulate, this article empirically helps the argument double circulation thwarted the post-socialist transformation of the area, within which nondemocratic practies of rule subverted the improvement towards extra formal democratic associations. This conflicting improvement explains why advancements to formal democratic associations didn't produce anticipated democratization outcomes.

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