Slovenia : Social, Economic & Environmental Issues Hardback
Edited by Frane Adam
This book analyzes the characteristics and outcomes of the transition process in Slovenia, a relatively young and independent country, from different perspectives.
It presents its main achievements as well as its current dilemmas and challenges, among them the causes for systemic dysfunctions, political instability and weak social integration.
It is a collection of readings from various scientific disciplines and professions, as well as from different generations of researchers.
The approach to the analysis is multidisciplinary and comparative.
It combines the fields of sociology, history, geography, political science, law, economics, environmental studies as well as their subfields and intersections.
It is an interdisciplinary work in the true sense of the word, based on previous studies and discussions of the status and trends of social development in Slovenia.
It should be stressed that the Slovenian authors summarize and critically evaluate the findings, and interpretations of international authors (authors who observe Slovenian society from an external perspective) and who concentrated on a certain aspect of social dynamics follow.
It presents the post-transitional challenges in the field of RD&I, rule of law, civil society, human capital and problems with the employment of graduates, the role of meritocratic principles in selection of candidates for leading positions, structural budget deficits and problems with indebtedness.
Also, aspects of sustainable regional development, which are all aspects of the future society, are elaborated upon.
The compendium is divided into four parts. First is the introductory part, which is followed by the legal-political aspect.
The third section covers the socio-economic part, and finally the environmental aspect and sustainable development including organic farming and tourism is presented in the fourth section.
The authors believe that this book will provoke interest both with social scientists who deal with Eastern European studies, as well as with those who are particularly interested in Slovenia, its history, and in particular, its political, economic, cultural and ecological developments since its independence.
The volume will also be interesting for think-tanks who are seeking economic and political information about the current situation and trends in Slovenia, journalists and students of history, anthropology or sociology of Eastern Europe as well as experts of Slavic studies.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 253 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 30/04/2017
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9781634859196