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Global Administrative Order: Serbia

2011 / Vol. 23, No. 1, (79)
Digital Edition

Global Administrative Order


Aleksandra Čavoški

Professor at the Union Law School Belgrade

Mario Reljanović

Teaching Assistant at the Union Law School Belgrade


The trend of shifting regulatory authorities from the domestic to the international level in many fields (finance, ecology and environmental protection, health, in­vest­ments and banking, etc.) is not unknown to the government of Serbia. Serbia is a member or a participant in many different systems of international and trans­na­tional cooperation that have been established by states, international organiza­tions, and multinational businesses and NGOs. However, the global administrative order is not a popular concept in Serbia. The general public perceives suprana­tional or­gani­za­tions mostly through the European and Euro-Atlantic integration processes, as well as through activities of the United Nations and (more recently) the Interna­tional Monetary Fund. The Government and governmental bodies are much more ac­tive in the fields of international cooperation, participation in all in­ternational or­gani­zations and bodies in which membership is accessible to Serbia. It can be said that there is no active concept of a unique global administrative or­der, and that in­ter­na­tional cooperation is mostly conducted on a partial, case-by-case basis. Recent de­velopments indicate that this could change in the following years. Legislative and administrative measures taken by the Government during the financial crisis and the swine flu pandemic clearly show that there is a broad influence of inter­na­tional organizations and that Serbia is functioning bearing in mind its position at the regional and global level.