The Serbian Constitution as a Constitution of aTotal Pluralistic Party State

Etnoantropološki Problemi. 2016;4(3):213-224


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Journal Title: Etnoantropološki Problemi

ISSN: 0353-1589 (Print); 2334-8801 (Online)

Publisher: University of Belgrade

Society/Institution: Department of Ethnology and Anthropology

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Anthropology

Country of publisher: Serbia

Language of fulltext: Serbian, French, English

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Aleksandar Molnar (Department of Sociology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade)


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Abstract | Full Text

In the first section of the paper Carl Schmitt’s concept of a total pluralistic state (totale pluralistische Parteistaat) is reconstructed from various writings of his published in the 1930s. The three principal pillars of a total pluralistic party state are considered: constitutional ethics (based on political myth), party pluralism and the totalitarian aspirations of political parties towards their members and clients in the sphere of civil society. In the second section of the paper all three pillars are identified in the Serbian Constitution of 8 November 2006.