What Kind of Electoral Legislation is Led in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Company of European Nations? Cover Image

Kakvo Izborno zakonodavstvo vodi BiH u društvo evropskih naroda?
What Kind of Electoral Legislation is Led in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Company of European Nations?

Author(s): Slavo Kukić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Political history, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Comparative politics, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Electoral Law; reform principles; relation between individuality and collectiveness; proposal by HDZ; proposal by SDP-DF;
Summary/Abstract: As much as the political democracy is not an ideal model of solution for the achievement of social justice principles and equality, in today’s level of development, it represents the least variance from those principles. Unfortunately, there are many solutions within it that signify an obvious detachment from what political democracy can accomplish. Experiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina based upon Electoral Law from 2001 are very vivid evidences for such a claim. Because all ambiguities within this Law that are more than evident were in 20 years of its functioning a reason for discontentment of almost all actors within the political arena in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Therefore, since the first days of its life, we can observe many critics regarding bigger part of embedded solutions – whereat the Law is often accused to be the cause for an individual and collective inequality of citizens and people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Additionally, there are requests for this Law to be changed to eliminate various reasons for inequality, disparities, dysfunctionality of state and other institutions, etc. But the questions are, which way and direction of changes within the electoral legislation can contribute to the elimination of these causes and which kind of demands could be suitable and satisfactory? This article offers some of the principles that could lead to this trace.

  • Page Range: 179-193
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian