Prerequisites for Election Legislation Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cover Image

Preduvjeti za reformu Izbornog zakonodavstva u Bosni i Hercegovini
Prerequisites for Election Legislation Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Goran Kovačević, Nedžad Korajlić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Electoral systems, Politics and law
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Elections; security; politics; law; ideology;
Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes the specific political matrix of the national state established on democratic principles. Passive and active voting right is the foundation on which a modern (democratic) state is built. However, there is an anomaly in Bosnia and Herzegovina that is very difficult to integrate into the legal framework. Most countries in the world are national states where the nation is the product of a certain political ideology, on the other hand in BiH nations are based on organic ideas such as religion - where the political practice is proselytism. The problem arises from the fact that democracy is in fact, first of all, a category of emancipation and only then a question of law and politics. Politics is in the last place in this line, but in Bosnia and Herzegovina there is only politics - emancipation and law are understood as products of politics. In this paper, the authors discuss a specific political consensus on certain social categories that will be the platform of the future election law. It is proposed to re-establish the order: emancipation, law and politics, because it is the only way for the survival of the “organic” heterogeneous social community that wants to live in a democratic framework.

  • Page Range: 169-178
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian