THE FREEDOM AS A FRUIT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: OPERATIONALIZATION OF LIBERTY AND DEMYSTIFICATION OF FREEDOM

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Nikola Lj. Ilievski
Goran Ilik

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This paper is qualitative and theoretical research of the concept of freedom, perceived through different epistemological traditions. The research focus is laid on the phenomenon of freedom in the frames of liberal ontological and epistemological tradition, freedom as a derivative of the individual liberty, and how the individual liberty remains a precondition for evolving freedom. The beginning is characterized as a comparison between the different freedom traditions, starting with collective freedom traditions, following individualist freedom traditions, and finalizing with the operationalization of individual liberty. The process of operationalization of liberty, or presenting it as an organizational and regulation principle, leads to demystification of freedom in individualistic traditions and indicates its tight connection with individual liberty.

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Lj. Ilievski, Nikola, and Goran Ilik. 2020. “THE FREEDOM AS A FRUIT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: OPERATIONALIZATION OF LIBERTY AND DEMYSTIFICATION OF FREEDOM”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 2 (1):27-37. https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/article/view/58.
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Nikola Lj. Ilievski, Law Faculty, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, Macedonia

Nikola Ilievski graduated at the Law Faculty, University St. Clement of Ohrid - Bitola in 2012, on the following theme: 'The ideology of European federalism'. A few years later, Nikola earned his Master's degree in international law, at the Law Faculty, University St. Clement of Ohrid - Bitola, in 2015, on the following theme: "The significance of the 'Multi-speed Europe' concept as a model for the political integration of the European Union". He worked as a teaching associate for Sociology of law and International Economy at the Law Faculty. Currently, he is a teaching associate for the following subjects: Geopolitics and Geostrategy and Civil Society. His areas of interest include international relations; ideologies, particularly libertarianism; federalism, and anarchism.

Goran Ilik, Law Faculty, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, Macedonia

Dr. Goran Ilik graduated at the Law Faculty 'Iustinianus Primus', University 'Sts. Cyril and Methodius' - Skopje. He received scientific degree MA in Political Sciences, and few years later, he obtained PhD in Political Sciences. Dr. Goran Ilik works as an Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty, University 'St. Clement of Ohrid' - Bitola. Currently, Dr. Goran Ilik is Vice-Dean for Science at the Law Faculty and Member of University Senate. He is member of Macedonian Scientific Society of Bitola, and member of its Board. Also, Dr. Ilik is member of Advisory Board of the quarterly Studia Europejskie (European Studies) and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Liberty and International Affairs. Dr. Goran Ilik is author of the books: 1. 'Europe at the Crossroads: The Treaty of Lisbon as a basis of the European Union international identity'; and 2. 'EUtopia: The international political power of the EU in the ideeologization of the Post - American World Order'.