Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Citizenship and National Identity - Slovenia from a Comparative Perspective

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
S210  Social sciences  Sociology 
national identity, supranational identity, globalization, tranzition, citizenship, international comparative research, global identity, global citizenship
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08081  PhD Ivan Bernik  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  351 
2.  20791  Rebeka Falle Zorman  Sociology  Technical associate  2004 - 2007  280 
3.  03704  PhD Mitja Hafner Fink  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  398 
4.  19140  Ivana Kecman    Technical associate  2004 - 2007  122 
5.  12527  PhD Slavko Kurdija  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  434 
6.  11258  PhD Brina Malnar  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  317 
7.  07136  PhD Vladimir Miheljak  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  1,217 
8.  10661  PhD Janez Štebe  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  373 
9.  02469  PhD Niko Toš  Sociology  Head  2004 - 2007  1,051 
10.  11326  PhD Samo Uhan  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  445 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,021 
A concept of citizenship serves as a focal point of a proposed research project. A concept,originally formulated by Marshall, retains its relevance until present time. A historic moment of transition from socialist to democratic political regime is characterised by reformulated political and civil identity, by inherited social rights and newly emerging social, economic and cultural cleavages. Not unique only to post-communist countries, a political and cultural identity of citizens is challenged also by the process of emergence of supranational, such as European or global "issue oriented" identities. Theoretically sound and empirically well established dimensions of citizenship and national identity could be best analysed from the perspective of comparative multinational research, where one of the best examples of excellence is International Social Survey Program (ISSP), that serves as a main source of data for proposed research. Some of the dimensions mentioned are empowerment, participation, evaluation of political and community life, feeling ob "belonging" an identity, then tolerance and loyalty. Several research designs will be combined in order to gain greater generalization of effects of explanatory variables that could be derived from theory on individual level. Quantitative analysis form yearly Slovene public opinion survey will be extended cross-nationally and longitudinally, combined by qualitative contextual analysis. Inclusion of "macro" level factors, such as the influence of institutional settings, cultural and historical traditions and structural characteristics of society will enable to locate specific sources of differences from comparative perspective. Theoretical relevance of proposed research goes in hand with political and cultural areas of applicability of results. Better knowledge of our society and its perspectives in changing world will be nonetheless attained, that could help to avoid risks and fears of the future, and encourage citizens" participation.
Views history