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Socio-Economic Development and Contemporary Slovenia


Aims of the course

The course informs the students about the socio-economic and political history of Slovenia and the basic development tendencies in the economy, the society, the civilisation and the culture in Slovene territory. The acquired knowledge enables the student to understand better the present political, economic and cultural position of Slovenia in modern Europe. It also offers the historical and contemporary survey of local, regional, and national business practice.

Course syllabus

- A brief survey of Slovenian political history
- The independent Slovenia and the South-Eastern Europe
- The present political system
- The economic structure
- The main problems of the transition
- Privatisation
- The reformed system of social security, health-care, education
- The ethnic situation
- The role of religion
- The harmonization with the European Acquis communautaire and the necessary changes in Slovenia
- The national defence and NATO
- Slovenian emigrants in the world.

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 14:30 in RZ-406
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