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HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF SLOVENIAN POLITICAL ELITE Print E-mail

Matevž Tomšič

Abstract
This article deals with the ways in which political space in Slovenia is formed and with the nature of its main actors from the beginnings of political life in Slovenia, focusing primarily on the analysis of political configuration and on the nature of political elites in the post-communist Slovenia. Its primal concern deals with the power relation between the two main political and ideological wings. The author discovered three political constants in the development of the Slovene political space that represent an analogy between the political life prior to the World War II and the circumstances following the transition into a democratic system. These constants are: strong ideological polarisation, domination of one political camp, and aspiration of political elites to other spheres of society. They all hinder development of polyarchic democracy.
 
Keywords: elites, politics, democracy, communism, Slovenia. 

 PhD. Matevž Tomšič is assistant professor at Faculty of Applied Social Studies, Nova Gorica

Cite this article:
Tomšič Matevž. Historical Development of Slovenian Political Elite. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.1, no.2:47-66, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2008-no2-art03

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2008-no2-art03

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