UDC 329.12:339.92(497)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 66 (2015)
Vol. 66, No 1158-1159, pp. 5-17
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 07 Apr 2015
Accepted: 07 May 2015

THE NEO-LIBERAL FUNDAMENTALISM AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATIONS: THE BALKAN CASE

Proroković Dušan (Dušan Proroković, Fakultet za diplomatiju i bezbednost), prorokovic@yahoo.co.uk

The end of the Cold War and the victory of the liberal-democratic form did not automatically bring the establishment of a permanent road towards democratic peace, the establishment of a fair system of free trade, the construction of authoritarian international institutions and generally accepted definition of common values at global level. Left without ideological competition, the liberal matrix did not continue to develop, but has entered into a degenerative phase-period of neoliberal fundamentalism. The leading ideas of the liberal doctrine are not used for the benefit of the global community, but in order to achieve the interests of the states belonging to the so-called democratic zone of peace. This phenomenon is noticeable in the Balkans, and it is particularly manifested in the process of European integration. This process stopped representing a development mechanism for the Balkan states; instead it became an instrument for imposing the values of neoliberal fundamentalism.

Keywords: liberalism, neo-liberalism, neo-liberal fundamentalism, euro-integrations, The Balkans