The 2013 Law on Termination of Pregnancy: A Clear Case of the Suspension of Democracy in Macedonia
“This paper contains my initial findings and reflections on the process which led to the promulgation of a new law on termination of pregnancy (shortened: abortion law) in the Republic of Macedonia in 2013. In developing this case study and analyzing official documents and media items, I followed one of Charles Tilly’s (2007:60) principles for describing democracy, democratization and de-democratization: ‘Concentrate on observations of interactions between citizens and states…observe what happens when groups of citizens make claims on state officials and when state officials seek to repress their enemies or rivals’. I argue that this instance of law-making is exemplary for the disturbing factual suspension of the already fragile nascent democracy in Macedonia.”, says the author Ana Miškovska Kajevska about her research.
This excellent analysis is available in English and Macedonian.