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Nacionalizam Zorana Đinđića
On Zoran Djindjic’s Nationalism

Author(s): Čedomir D. Antić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: Zoran Djindjic; Democratic Party; national program; Serbia; Europe

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the political ideology of the late Zoran Djindjic, president of the Serbian Government from 2001 to 2003. Djindjić was the leader of the Democratic Party, a strong centrist and later-on leftist reformist party which had a history of radical changes of the party program and ideological oscillations. Well known for his pragmatism Djidnjić significantly evolved his personal stand on most fundamental political issues. During his short political leadership career (from 1990 to 2003) he was marked as a reformist and pro-NATO politician as well as a patriot and nationalist. In this paper Djindjic’s political evolution is presented chronologically from his early political writings - his book Yugoslavia as an Unfinished State (1988), early programmes of the Democratic Party and seve-ral oppositional coalitions’ manifestoes up to his later articles and books and his lectures delivered in Berlin in 1998 and Banja Luka in 2003. Foreign and internal influences on his state and national program are also mentioned.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-20
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian