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GLOBALIZACIJA

- ABSTRACTS -


Dusan I. Bijelic
GLOBALIZATION AND RESISTANCES

Globalization is a process of external proliferation which necessarily involves resistance by a colonial periphery to a center. This global scheme of power has its roots in a European history of rationality and its disciplinary mechanisms. Particularly during Counter-Reformation Christianity's negation of the body and its accompanying Galilean mathematization of Lebenswelt, splintered the unity of an antique subjectivity and made the body an object of disciplinary power. Thus today's globalization should be seen not only as an extraneous systemic process, independent of the history of modern subjectivity, but also as an external continuation of the same history.
Key words: Globalization, Post-colonialism, Foucault, Rationality, Bodily Pleasure


Miroslav Peculjic
PLANETARY CENTAUR: TWO FACES OF GLOBALIZATION

The initial point of the debate is presented in an attempt to deliberate and define globalization in a more complex way. In one of its dimensions globalization is objective planetary process - of technological and computing revolution, of global economy creation, of geo-culture generation - which altogether leads to closer correlation of societies, their interdependency and to creation of world system. The other dimension is epitomized in the form globalization assumes, namely, its democratic and authoritarian character. Utterly contradictory, neo-liberal formulae of globalization of economy leads to accelerated rhythm of globalization, creation of marvelous economy abundance, but to the deeper gap between worlds and malign globalization of poverty as well. Generation of cosmopolitan culture is followed by explosive conflicts of ethnic groups and civilizations. However, the alternative to authoritarian globalization does not represent anti-global fundamentalism, cultural and political, nor isolation which is a path to ghetto society. Adaptation of local societies to global order is the imperative of an epoch, but, democratization of the global order is what is of the utmost importance.
Key words: globalization, neo-liberalism, sovereignty, democracy, economy, poverty,

Zoran Vidojevic
GLOBALIZATION OF DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF GLOBALIZATION

Democracy as a procedure is expanding in many regions previously subjected to "soft" and "hard" authoritarian regimes - but that fact alone is not enough for the conclusion that democracy will prevail on the world scale. Democratization of political regimes is just one of many political tendencies on the global level and it doesn't follow the logic of technology globalization. Technological growth can provide the basis for democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian regimes. Political modernization in the long run is not possible without modernization of technology and economy, but it does not mean that the latter necessarily derives from the former.
Key words: Democracy, Globalization, Transition, Modernization

Vladimir Vuletic GLOBALIZATION - PROCESS AND/OR PROJECT
In this text we are presenting the key arguments for two contrary thesis about question of meaning of globalization. In the first part of article we are presenting views of authors which globalization see like irreversible historical process, in the second part of text we are presenting attitudes of authors which globalization see like political project of agents of neoliberal ideology. In the third part of article we are given our point of view that globalization means growing multidimensional and contradictory process which exist in the same time and place with process of declining of regime of national states. Key words: Globalization, Process, Project


Predrag Krstic
THINK GLOBALLY - ACT ANTI-GLOBALL
Y

This text tries to point out certain features of status, importance and perspective of the anti-global movement. Problematic in its self-determination, it gives a profile of itself in a recognizable way only negatively, theoretically directing itself against the ideology of political and economy neo-liberalism, and practically against manifestations of corporative capitalism. As a 'movement of the movement', it manages, within itself, to gather so far irreconcilable movements, joined by these common enemies. And, just like in all the similar cases, positive features and indications to real social alternative (still) remain on the level of proclamation. It is obvious that only the anti-global projection of social ideals will be articulated on trail of some of its most frequent pro-slogans: global justice, solidarity, local control, federal interaction, free exchange, etc. No- or New-global movement has in a convincing way questioned the ruling, and it seemed, unquestionable social paradigm of society which is coordinated with unlimited free market, proving that it (paradigm) certainly is neither inevitable nor the only 'real' one, and not deprived of the inconsistency and deficiency as well.
Key words: social movements, globalization, neo-liberalism, corporativism, anti-globalism, solidarity, social justice

Danilo Vukovic
IS BOSNIA POSSIBLE? (STATE, IDENTITY AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA TODAY
)

The author analyses the political situation in BH after the recent wars. He believes that the dominant political issue is the national question, and that the biggest problems derive from the different views of the three major ethnical groups (Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats) on the key issues of statehood - state constitution, the most important functions and institutions of the state. Since the same troubles plagued both the SFRJ and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the author draws a historical parallel discussing the issues of political representation, national question, multiethnicity, transnational cooperation and protectorate. The conclusion is that since all solutions implemented in the former Yugoslavia have failed, they must also fail in the case of BH. The author sees the necessary, thus far non-existent, assumption for the successful resolution of the present situation in the building of an efficient and legitimate democratic state, which would be experienced by the population as one expressing their interests and providing them with a sense of security.
Key words: Nation, State, Divisions, Dayton Peace Agreement, Institutions, Protectorate

Krstan Malesevic
BOSNIAN AND HERZEGOVINIAN ELECTIONS 2000 - PAINFUL ROAD TO DEMOCRACY

Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of main sociological and political features of the elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2000. These elections, held on 11 November 2000 and co-ordinated by the OSCE, were the third after the war and fourth democratic multiparty elections after the fall of communism. The author analyses the pre-election context ("electoral geography"), presents election results, and interprets their meaning and significance for the process of stabilization of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian state and the democratization of its society. These results are also compared with those of the previous general elections, organized in Bosnia in the last decade. Key words: elections, pre-election context, nationalism, democracy, political parties, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

 

 

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