The Aggression of Elective Autocracy Over Parliamentary Democracy

Author:Ioan Alexandru
Pages:13-16
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We must admit that Democracy is one of the words that started to lose their initial meaning due to the over-use within the political language and not only there, and thus we might say that many times has it become an empty word, almost meaningless. It is enough to follow, within mass-media, one the one hand, the manner of parliamentary activities and, on the other hand, to notice the important... (see full summary)

 
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Legal Sciences in the New Millennium
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Legal Sciences in the New Millennium
The Aggression of Elective Autocracy
Over Parliamentary Democracy
Ioan Alexandru1
Abstract: We must admit that D emocracy is one of the words that started to lose their initial meaning due to
the over-use within the political language and not o nly there, and thus we might say that many times has it
become an empty word, almost meaningless. It is enough to follow, within mass-media, one the one hand, the
manner of parliamentary activities and, on the other hand, to notice the important and frequent protests all
around the world, but more often in Europe and Latin America, by means of which one questions their
activity and that of the governments and where one can see special police forces, Molotov cocktails, tear gas
and all other repressive materials. To easily understand what is going on, I have analyzed the concept of
democracy by opposition to other three concepts of dichotomic political regimes: autocracy, dictatorship,
communism and fundamentalism
Keywords: Democracy; autocracy; dictatorship; communism and fundamentalism
Not too long ago, to be more precise, on the 4th of February 2016, at the Romanian Academy, in the
library amphitheater, there was a scientific debate occasioned by the issuing of my book, Elective
Autocracy vs. Parliamentary Democracy. The speakers were Alexandru Surdu, member and Vice-
president of the Romanian Academy, professor of political science Adrian Miroiu, PhD, who wrote
the foreword of my book, Dan-Claudiu Dănișor, at that time rector of the Craiova University, Mircea
Duțu, director of the Romanian Academy Institute of Juridical Sciences, the host of the debate, Dana
Tofan from the University of Bucharest, and senior lecturer of political sciences Diana-Camelia Iancu,
PhD, dean of the Faculty of Public Administration with NSPAS.
They all spoke about the chances of parliamentary democracy faced with the almost aggressive
attempts of elective autocracy to gain complete control over the organization of nowadays society. I
have tried, during my speech as in my book, to raise the alarm, and I will briefly analyze the actual
state or, to be more precise, the conditions under which the political power is exerted in the states
whose constitutions sustain the principles of parliamentary democracy.
The first thing that is worth mentioning is that, to tell the truth, we must admit that Democracy is one
of the words that started to lose their initial meaning due to the over-use within the political language
and not only there, and thus we might say that many times has it become an empty word, almost
meaningless. It is enough to follow, within mass-media, one the one hand, the manner of
parliamentary activities and, on the other hand, to notice the important and frequent protests all around
the world, but more often in Europe and Latin America, by means of which one questions their
activity and that of the governments and where one can see special police forces, Molotov cocktails,
tear gas and all other repressive materials. To easily understand what is going on, I have analyzed the
concept of democracy by opposition to other three concepts of dichotomic political regimes:
1 P rofessor, PhD, Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration - Member - founder of th e National School of
Political and Administrative Sciences, Address: 6 Povernei Str., Bucharest, Romania, Corresponding author:
ialexandru05@yahoo.com.

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