Dr. Aleksandar Gajić, “Demokratije ne ratuju? (i drugi ogledi)” [“Democracies Don’t Go to War? (And Other Essays)”], Institute of European Studies, Belgrade 2021.
Dr. Aleksandar Gajić’s monograph “Democracies don’t go to war? (and other essays)“ consists of six essаys/chapters that deal with individual thematic units, and which thematizes different theoretical views on current political, security and legal circumstances in the modern world.
The monograph opens with the study “Democracies don`t go to war?” the most important in the entirе book in terms of volume and content. It deals in detail with the study of the “theory of democratic peace” – its roots, versions, arguments with which it is supported, but also with critical views within the modern science of international relations and security studies on this theory and its variants. Other essаys deal with issues such as different normative and real-political positions of the EU and the Russian Federation, the issue of the right to secession of certain territories from sovereign states based on the people’s right to self-determination, the issue of security of small states against security threats, problems of modern humanitarian interventionism, as well as the problems that, in modern circumstances, the OSCE is facing as an important regional security organization.
Dr. Aleksandar Gajić’s book provides new insights for monitoring the development trends that have led to the current social situation in Europe and the world. As such, it is very useful for understanding the contemporary international social reality, especially the European one, but also for critically re-examining the theoretical positions that exist in contemporary science on these issues.