Forthcoming events

5-12-2017 at 12:00
Round table: State of democracy in Slovenia You are kindly invited to the round table on the State of Democracy in Slovenia. The Round table will be moderate by Danica Fink Hafner, editor of the special issue of Theory and Practice Journal on Democracy and Alternative Modes of Governance. The event is part of the celebration of 50th anniversary of Centre for Political Science Research.

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10-11-2017 at 0:00
Third educational seminar for teachers in the frame of EU4Me project

A third seminar for teachers has been organised in frame of the EU4Me project at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana on Friday, 10. November 2017. EU4Me project is part of Erasmus + programme, Jean Monnet projects and is lead by Centre for political science research. Around 30 teachers from 14 primary schools from border areas and multicultural areas have attended the seminar. The participants of the seminar at first evaluated the project activities from the first year of the project, exchanged good practices and planned the activities for the new year. Afterwards they attended the lecture on qualitative and quantitative indicators for analysis of countries and socially relevant differences in contemporary societies and their inclusion in pedagogical process. In frame of the workshops teachers got acquainted with didactic approaches for teaching human rights, discrimination, multiculturalism, poverty and social exclusion. 

29-10-2017 at 0:00

Danica Fink-Hafner, Mitja Hafner-Fink and Meta Novak from Faculty of social Sciences, University of Ljubljana have in collaboration with colleagues from Germany and Great Britain analysed 2900 national interest groups from five countries (Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden and Great Britain). Their research question has been why and how interest groups decide where and how they will try to influence the decision making. The analysis has shown that participation of interest groups in public consultation is dependent on coalitions and arguments in public policy debates. The article published in international journal West European Politics has been recognised as visible publication. More

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Small States, Big Challenges
Danica Fink Hafner, Kristen Ringdal, Sabrina P. Ramet (eds.)

This comparison of two small European states, Slovenia and Norway, will illuminate similarities that can be traced back to their status as small countries and also show how their regional and historical contexts are visible in different approaches to domestic and international politics. Part one of the book includes chapters on democratic cultures, political parties, national identities, and the media. The second part of the book includes a comparison of gender equality and of Church-State relations. Part three covers economic developments and environmental policies and the final part includes chapters on Norway and Slovenia’s different relationships to the EU and foreign policy. Primerjava dveh majhnih držav, Slovenije in Norveške, razkriva podobnosti, ki so značilne za majhne države pa tudi to, kako se njune regionalne in zgodovinske posebnosti izražajo v različnih pristopih v domači in zunanji politiki. Prvi del knjige vsebuje poglavja o demokratični kulturi, političnih strankah, nacionalnih identitetah in medijih. Drugi del knjige vsebuje primerjavo enakosti spolov in razmerij med cerkvijo in državo. Tretji del zajema gospodarski razvoj in okoljske politke, zadnji del pa poglavja o različnih razmerjih Norveške in Slovenije do EU in o njunih zunanjih politikah.

 Založba Nomos.

Danica Fink Hafner, Matej Knep, Meta Novak
The Slovenian Greens: from early success to long-term failure


Damjan Lajh, Zdravko Petak
EU public policies seen from a national perspective: Slovenia and Croatia in the European Union

Danica Fink Hafner
The Development of Civil Society in the Countries on the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since the 1980s


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