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World As Global Sin: Deliberative Democracy As The Only Way Out – Essay

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Public discussion within the form of deliberative democracy has a central position within the process of justifying the laws and principles upon which communities rely.

Let us make a point that everything lies on interest, from individual up to a common, general one. So, that interest, within democracy, unlike in non-democratic societies, should be met for the purposes to satisfy the common good. Why then do we have almost similar outcomes in democratic and non-democratic society? On both sides we have rulers and the ruled ones. On both sides we have a rich minority and a poor majority and as contradictio in adiecto, all have been conducted by the will of the people. The difference between “the will” on both sides is just which kind of means we are using to get there.

Why then is there a problem of using deliberative democracy at least in a democratic society? A huge issue will arises. Namely, in a democratic way somebody has been elected. In a democratic way, the laws have been adopted and passed. In a democratic way we are suffering all around the World, for the sake of democracy.

As mentioned, huge issues arise: The question of integrity of the chosen ones; The question of the majority in power; The question of questioning decisions of democratically elected ones. Regardless that they are conducting their jobs and missions within the democracy as part of the procedure. Of course, I cannot agree more with that, but what if that kind of democracy does not work and just goes down to the execution of the will of the few for the good of few. Would it be much better to have the execution of the will of all for the good of all?

Utopia? Not, if we just put on a pedestal basic ethics and codes of conduct: respect, balance, accuracy, honesty and truth.

Utopia? Not, if we just allow, as democracy should do, by all means, to discuss, in a much broader sense (we have a God given social media for that, don’’t we) all important current and future acts of the government.

Utopia? Not, if we openly discuss, for example, given promises within election period and execution of the given promises within first nine months of the ruling. If they failed to comply with at least 40% of given promises, let us choose another ones. Elections are expensive? Not if we compare them to the loss during the period of having them in power.

Utopia? Not, if we make consensual point of view, i.e. compromise, on the main standing point of the future of our state – good for all no matter what. To have independent bodies (led by volunteers) who will control every nine months all executed activities and recommend to the public future activities to improve the status of planned actions.

Utopia? Not, if we choose that somebody cannot be elected on power more than ones, if he fail to accomplish at least 40 % of given promises from the last elections. In that case, 95 % of elected officials will not be able to run for the office again.

Utopia? Not, if discussion within deliberative democracy will provide different point of view on similar issues, and as outcome we have compromise that will not satisfy fully all, but will satisfy jointly establish compromise of all.

Utopia? Not, if we use deliberative democracy as helping mean to get to the point of making proper social decisions.

Utopia? Not, if we establish the meaning “of another one” as somebody who conduct a pressure on elected ones, and focus on trying to imagine imagination of others for the sense of understanding of common good.

Utopia? Not, if we have presence of the motivation (through the satisfaction that we are doing general good for the sake of good of the individual) to assume how somebody who think differently would felt within my point of view. And from it to find a proper, joint way out.

Utopia? Not, if we try to establish a starting point for conversation, based on the mutual interest for the benefit of all.

Somebody will blame me that this is communism, socialism and whatever….No, communism never existed, socialism in a sense of eastern point of view failed, and this is more humanism – to define it properly.

We just need to find a way out. Deliberative democracy might be. If we, at least, are going to follow basic human ethics, as mentioned above.

How we will do it? Very difficult, of course, but, what else can we lose, at least us, 99% of the population in every country in the World.


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Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic

Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe. He is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Writers (Sarajevo, BiH), Croatian writers association Herzeg Bosnia (Mostar, BiH), Association of writers Serbia (Belgrad, Serbia), Association of writers of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro) and Journalists Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of independent intellectuals “Circle 99”, Sarajevo and Ambassador of POETAS del MUNDO in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is Freelance Editor in Chief of the electronic and print magazine DIOGEN pro culture and Editor in Chief of E–magazine MaxMinus from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has the status of the Self-sustained artist in the Canton of Sarajevo since Jan. 1, 2009. As of Jan. 1, 2013 he has a status of Distinguish self-sustained artist in Canton of Sarajevo by the Decision of the Minister of Culture and Sport of the Canton. He writes poetry and prose with the editing and reviewing books of other authors. He has published 16 books of poetry and prose (stories, aphorisms, stage plays, novels) and esssays in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, France, Italy and Switzerland. Since school year 2011/2012 he works as part-time teacher (Assoc. Prof.) on IUT - International University Travnik (BiH), Faculty of Media and Communications. He has Master of Science (MSc.) in Media and Communications and he is doctorand of IUT. He is International Relations Coordinator as well as Coordinator of IUT Institutes. He is the member of International boards of several scientific and cultural magazines in BiH and internationally. So far he published a several scientific papers in national and international scientific journals. He is author of scientific papers, articles, and bibliography and review articles published in domestic and foreign magazines. He has participated in numerous international and national scientific conferences. His poems, short stories, stage plays, novel and aphorisms have been published in journals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, England, Ireland, Spain, Kosovo, Italy, China, Estonia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Turkey, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Iran, Austria, Malta Estonia, Germany, Greece, Albania, Romania, India and USA. His poetry and prose were translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Arabian, Polish, Estonian, Albanian, Maltesian, Bulgarian, Persian, Chinese and Romanian. He was the co-owner of the first private newspaper in Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (as part of former Yugoslavia) titled "POTEZ", Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina back in 1990.

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