Comparative Political Systems - Seminar
Chair of Constitutional Law
Comparative Political Systems - Seminar
Study: Public administration - 2. semester
Code: 116609
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Branko Smerdel
prof. dr. sc. Biljana Kostadinov
izv. prof. dr. sc. Đorđe Gardašević
izv. prof. dr. sc. Robert Podolnjak
Exam dates:
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Comparative Political Systems - Seminar Public administration - 2. semester
4.0 116609
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Branko Smerdel Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 15/I
prof. dr. sc. Biljana Kostadinov Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 13
izv. prof. dr. sc. Đorđe Gardašević

Wednesday, at 3 p.m.

Gundulićeva 10, room 20
izv. prof. dr. sc. Robert Podolnjak Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 14
Branko Smerdel; Ustavno uređenje europske Hrvatske; Narodne novine (2013), str. 3-55; 155-220
Branko Smerdel i dr..; Izgradnja demokratskih ustavnopravnih institucija Republike Hrvatske u razvojnoj perspektivi, Branko Smerdel i Đorđe Gardašević (ur.); Hrvatska udruga za ustavno pravo (2011), str. 3-28; 281-316; 317-339
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.
Exam dates
14. 09. 2020.