Issue 4 (18) 2012

Lomhets Correlation of Representative Democracy and People Power in the Process of Formation of the Parliamentarism Institute

Correlation of Representative Democracy and People Power in the Process of Formation of the Parliamentarism Institute

Y.V. Lomhets

Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding
9, Geroyiv Stalingrada, Mykolayiv, Ukraine, 54025
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Progressive development of the modern state is impossible without such fundamental doctrines as human rights and freedoms, civil society, rule of law, separation of powers. These important doctrines also include the theory of parliamentarianism.

Phenomenon parliamentarianism is characteristic of any country in which democracy is developed less or more. We couldn’t imagine any democratic system without parliament activity in the state. As a matter of fact parliamentarianism is connected with social and political development. It is improved its development at the same time.

Periodically when the political situation is difficult in the state or society, the problem of creating or reforming of real representative organ is becoming one of the key-moment in the reformation of the state mechanism. Exactly parliament personifies the forum of public opinion in which the consensus can be reaches and all the parties of competitive political process agree. Because of such representing character the idea of parliamentarianism is supported by people.

Institute of parliamentarianism is a key element of modern political systems: the degree of society democracy depends on the level of scientific understanding of parliamentarianism and its implementation into political practice of the state. The interest to the problem of the institute of parliamentarianism functioning is caused by the process which are happening in the Ukrainian society.

Parliamentarianism as a political and legal category is a very complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon. There are many methodological problems in determining parliamentarianism as the subject of research. The notion of "parliamentarianism" is often used in modern legal science researchers; however, there are many problematic issues to determination its content characteristics. One of the central problems in studying of the institute of parliamentarianism is the problem of the correlation of representative democracy and the public sovereignty.

In the article the author have discovered the problematic aspects of the definition of public sovereignty in the process of democratic approaches to parliamentary activity and determined the outlines of parliamentary law.

Keywords: people; nation; public sovereignty; parliamentarianism; parliament; polity (form of government)


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