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The role of national minorities in interethnic relations after Slovenia's joining the EU

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.11.00  Social sciences  Ethnic studies   

Code Science Field
S112  Social sciences  Human rights 
S214  Social sciences  Social changes, theory of social work 
H360  Humanities  Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics 
interethnic relations, ethnic question, national minority, trnasborder cooperation, European Union
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01965  PhD Boris Jesih  Ethnic studies  Head  2004 - 2007  415 
2.  12426  PhD Marija Jurič Pahor  Culturology  Researcher  2004  241 
3.  17348  Jana Kranjec Menaše    Researcher  2004  90 
4.  15882  PhD Mojca Medvešek  Sociology  Researcher  2004  219 
5.  11852  PhD Katalin Munda-Hirnoek  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  497 
6.  00863  PhD Albina Nećak-Lük  Linguistics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  353 
7.  01970  PhD Sonja Novak-Lukanović  Linguistics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  516 
8.  03372  Nada Vilhar    Researcher  2004  169 
9.  10895  PhD Jernej Zupančič  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  699 
10.  05895  PhD Mitja Žagar  Law  Researcher  2004  666 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0507  Institute for Ethnic Studies  Ljubljana  5051517000  4,522 
2.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  98,181 
The research study will - on the basis of analyses of primary sources and empirical data and with comparison of previously conducted research - answer the question, whether population standpoints towards acceptance of diversity, and perception of mutual cooperation in the processes of European integration, are changing. This affects the different acceptance of diversity in a setting and makes possible the intensifying of cooperation among various subjects, which contributes to the improvement of life standards on both sides of the border The project will, on the basis of selected regions of Slovenia, Austria, Italy and Hungary, as well as randomly selected population, present different forms of life in coexistence at two levels, in the home settlement as well as in wider setting. It will specifically ascertain to what degree and in which fields these relations will - after the integration of Slovenia into EU - affect categories, which are not directly linked to established patterns of majority - minority relations. Data analysis will show differences and similarities in the perception of majority as well as minority, and in their perception of multicultural setting. The analysis will highlight the current status of minorities in a selected setting. Specifically exposed will be the subjective component - perception of different actors regarding the neighbouring state. Comparison of acquired data with the already conducted empirical research studies will indicate differences in the population viewpoints towards acceptance of diversity, and in viewpoints towards cooperation with Slovenia. It will also show to what degree this diversity - in altered conditions - affects the immediate social surroundings, so in Slovenia as in the neighbouring countries, which up to now has not been subject to direct interaction. In regions, dealt with in our research study, we will highlight the selected mutually complementing aspects, which are mutually intertwined with their direct and indirect factors: political, spatial, socio-economic, cultural, educational (language instruction, curricula contents), language economy and media aspects. The results of the research will be published in special book.
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