DEMOCRATS, AUTHORITARIANS AND NOSTALGICS:SLOVENIAN ATTITUDES TOWARD DEMOCRACY Print

Matej Makarovič , Matevž Tomšič

Abstract
In this article, the authors deal with one the elements of democratic political culture, i.e. attitudes toward democracy in Slovenia as one of the new EU members from East-Central Europe that only less than two decades ago established both its independent state and a democratic political system. They focus on four such aspects: the general understanding of democracy, attitudes toward democracy, support for democracy, and the level of satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in Slovenia. On the basis of the analysis of data from public-opinion polls, they detect some inconsistencies in Slovenian’s attitudes toward democracy and even the presence of sentiments that are not compatible with democratic norms and principles.

Keywords: democracy, political culture, attitudes, Slovenia

Professor Matej Makarovič, School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, matej.makarovic(at)fuds.si

Professor Matevž Tomšič, School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, matevz.tomsic(at)fuds.si

Cite this article:
Makarovic Matej, Tomsic Matevz. DEMOCRATS, AUTHORITARIANS AND NOSTALGICS:SLOVENIAN ATTITUDES TOWARD DEMOCRACY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:8-30, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art01

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art01

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