Comparative Political Systems
Chair of Constitutional Law
Comparative Political Systems
Study: Public administration - 2. semester
Code: 111469
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Biljana Kostadinov
prof. dr. sc. Đorđe Gardašević
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Horvat Vuković
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Comparative Political Systems Public administration - 2. semester
5.0 111469
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Biljana Kostadinov Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 13
prof. dr. sc. Đorđe Gardašević Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 15
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Horvat Vuković

Office hours are held Mondays from 10:30, except during exam weeks and annual leave.

For students who work or are otherwise unable to make use of these office hours, alternative office hours are scheduled on an individual basis, including via Google Meet, Zoom, Teams and similar platforms.

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 10
Branko Smerdel; Ustavno uređenje europske Hrvatske, II. izdanje; Narodne novine (2020), str. 3-16, 131-136, 217-241
Biljana Kostadinov, Robert Podolnjak, Ana Horvat Vuković, Đorđe Gardašević; Poredbeno ustavno pravo - dioba vlasti, ur. Biljana Kostadinov; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u zagrebu (2022), str
Biljana Kostadinov; Suvremeni francuski parlamentarizam (1958.-2002.); Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu (2004), str. 19-33, 98-131
Concept of the political system and contemporary science of comparative political systems. Classification of political systems. Modern democracies in Europe and North America. New democracies in Central and Eastern Europe. Problems of democratic transformation in the former communist systems. Position and perspectives of the Republic of Croatia in this process of transformation. Problems of institution-building. New institutionalism. Theory of constitutional choice. A pluralist model of the political system. Theory of separation of powers and its implementation in contemporary developed democracies. Modern parliamentarism. Problems of application in the Croatian political system. Elections, voters and public opinion. Development of suffrage. Development and typology of contemporary electoral systems. Electoral processes. Types of elections (parliamentary, presidential, local elections). Referenda. Public opinion. Political parties and party systems. Development of political parties. Party organizations. Social context and ideology. Party competition. Party systems in democracies, semi-democracies and authoritarian regimes. Parties in post-communist states. Compound states and associations of states. Break-up of communist federations. Emergence of new independent states. Creation of the independent and sovereign Republic of Croatia. Realisation of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia.
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