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POWER AND POSITION OF SLOVENIAN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ELITE AFTER TRANSITION: WHO REALLY RULES SLOVENIA? Print E-mail

Lea Prijon

Abstract
Elite are considered as promoters of progress and development in Western world and are as such a crucial factor for a society. In the article we focused on Slovenian elite while examing formation, structure, power, position and influence of economic elite. Since economic elite is closely linked with the power elite we also examined the phenomenon of interlocking directorates. They are a merge of indivduals from different boards of directors of various enterprises and act as ”bodies” for enhancing a company’s credibility for investors, enhancing social capital, they facilitate the flow of information within companies etc. Just like Slovenian elite emerged, formed and act in a specific way, also interlocking directorates have a specific logic of operation, which is a consequnece of the unique Slovenian historical situation. The subject of ”observation” was thus Slovenian economic elite, being closely linked with political one and Slovenian interlocks, their formation, performance and efficency, compared with European, US and Russian interlocks and types of economy. With this kind of analysis we tried to identify, which countries or type of economy Slovenian elite and interlocks are approaching to.
 
Key words: Elite, Slovenia, interlocks, historical situation

Lea Prijon is a fellow researcher in economics. Operation part financed by the European Union, European Social Fund. Operation implemented in the framework of the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development for the Period 2007-2013, Priority axis 1: Promoting entrepreneurship and adaptability, Main type of activity 1.1.: Experts and researchers for competitive enterprises. 

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Prijon Lea . POWER AND POSITION OF SLOVENIAN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ELITE AFTER TRANSITION: WHO REALLY RULES SLOVENIA?. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.2:240-263, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no2-art15

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no2-art15

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