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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
INTERESTS, COALITIONS AND ARGUMENTS IN EU POLITICS

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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Democracy and Alternative Modes of Governance
Danica Fink Hafner, Blaž Hafner, Alenka Krašovec, Lars Johannsen, Simona Kustec Lipicer, Gregor Čehovin, Ana Železnik, Damjan Lajh, Tanja Oblak Črnič, Meta Novak

Special issue on Democracy and Alternative Modes of Governance edited by Danica Fink Hafner focuses on several current modes of governance which critically co-determine the nature and democratic aspects of governance in Slovenia. More precisely, from a comparative perspective, the authors analyse empirical modes as they have been evolving in Slovenia since the country's transition to a democracy (1990-2017). The articles present theoretical sub-framing relevant to specific aspects of governance; they analyse the empirical dynamics of each particular type of governance studied and evaluate them. Two democratic values are used as the main assessment criteria: representation and accountability. An analysis of empirical governance takes into account the dynamics of each of the particular mode of governance and identifies the trends in their empirical functioning in Slovenia since its transition to a democratic political system.

 Teorija in praksa, vol. 54, special issue, 2017, edited by Danica Fink Hafner, link.




discussions/articles/books
Danica Fink Hafner, Rainer Eising, Daniel Rasch, Patrycja Rozbicka, Mitja Hafner Fink, Meta Novak
Who says what to whom? Alignments and arguments in EU policy-making

Danica Fink Hafner
A Typology of Populisms and Changing Forms of Society: The Case of Slovenia

Alenka Krašovec, Lars Johannsen
Recent Developments in Democracy in Slovenia

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