GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION - THE BINOMIAL DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

  • Alina Gabriela Marinescu Faculty of Socio-Humanist Sciences University of Piteşti, Piteşti, Romania
  • Cornel Popescu Faculty of Socio-Humanist Sciences University of Piteşti, Piteşti, Romania

Abstract

An essential aspect of the political relations is represented by the relationbetween power and opposition, the power being in the meaning of this relationship thelegitimate capacity to impose its own will or to exert the authority, which reveals a relationof domination. The two socio-political entities, government and opposition, acts by its specificmeans and in a democratic system these ease the confrontation of ideas, solutions, opencompetition between political forces generating the alternation in power, as a result of theelectorate's will and political orientation.Generally, the power is assimilated to the force or capacity of constraint, whichsuggests that, from a certain perspective, the imposition of the political will.In the socio-political area, J.J. Rousseau in his "Social Contract" stated that the mostpowerful is not strong enough to always be the "master", if he does not transform the forceinto law and subjection into duty, so that the normative power shall emerge from a socialmorality stated by the law. As the pair term of the "power", the opposition is the ensemble ofthe political groups, parties or alliances, which, taken separately or as an ensemble, areopposing the political regime in force or the actual government's policy.

Author Biographies

Alina Gabriela Marinescu, Faculty of Socio-Humanist Sciences University of Piteşti, Piteşti, Romania
Correspondence: Alina Gabriela Marinescu, University of Piteşti, 71 Republicii Blvd, Piteşti,110014
Cornel Popescu, Faculty of Socio-Humanist Sciences University of Piteşti, Piteşti, Romania
Correspondence: Cornel Popescu, University of Piteşti, 71 Republicii Blvd, Piteşti, 110014
Published
2014-02-04
How to Cite
MARINESCU, Alina Gabriela; POPESCU, Cornel. GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION - THE BINOMIAL DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE. AGORA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF JURIDICAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 82-86, feb. 2014. ISSN 2067-7677. Available at: <http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/aijjs/article/view/949>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.15837/aijjs.v8i1.949.

Keywords

democracy, government, power, opposition, authority