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Produkcija smisla in znanja v času krize: kulturološki, religiološki in znanstveno-razvojni vidiki družb v Sloveniji, na Balkanu, v Evropi (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
5.04  Social Sciences  Sociology 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (13)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18350  PhD Aleš Črnič  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  513 
2.  06130  PhD Aleš Debeljak  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  1,506 
3.  27572  PhD Blanka Groboljšek  Sociology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  28 
4.  28324  PhD Mirt Komel  Philosophy  Researcher  2009 - 2013  492 
5.  02943  PhD Franc Mali  Sociology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  462 
6.  34364  PhD Nena Močnik  Political science  Junior researcher  2011 - 2013  49 
7.  33096  PhD Toni Pustovrh  Political science  Technical associate  2010 - 2013  123 
8.  10887  PhD Marjan Smrke  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  383 
9.  18889  PhD Peter Stanković  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  558 
10.  23423  PhD Ksenija Šabec  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2013  221 
11.  04406  PhD Gregor Tomc  Sociology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  459 
12.  12071  PhD Mitja Velikonja  Culturology  Head  2009 - 2013  781 
13.  29385  PhD Luka Zevnik  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2013  50 
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  40,422 
Significance for science
During the period 2009-2013, the work in the programme group proceeded along two basic orientations, which are, in our opinion, essential for the field of cultural studies as a relatively new emerging science developing at the productive intersection of the humanities and social sciences, namely: 1. the relationship between the global and the local - that is, the Slovenian appropriation of wider cultural, scientific and religious phenomena: the broader similarities and specific differences, repetitions and innovations taking place between these two levels; 2. theoretical, epistemological and methodological heterogeneity - that is, combining different research platforms, paradigms, approaches and modes of investigation, beyond the reductionisms that are common in some related scientific disciplines. It is gratifying to see that researchers from all three main research areas increasingly often actively enter into international scientific circles and currents, shaping them equally with their peers at different levels. In some cases, they are even - as the authors of pioneering studies - among the protagonists of current development in specific areas. With this they doubtlessly contribute to the outward reputation of Slovenian Social Sciences and Humanities. The programme group further contributes to the development of science by implementing its findings not only in its academic, but also in its wider social environment. Namely, we are dealing with delicate, frontier topics of developments in modern societies (from the Slovenian to the regional and even the global level) that demand critical reflection and, consequently, paradigmatic shifts in thinking, perception and action. Our research therefore does not conclude in the scientific world, it is not - to paraphrase an old slogan, science-for- science's-sake - instead, we want, through constant engagement in our academic field and through the use of academic means, to contribute to a more balanced development of the local and global environment. Therefore we do not engage solely with abstract considerations, often remote from daily life, but instead increasingly also with concrete, topical and applied research, which is the current trend in contemporary science. As evidenced by our results - both in publications and various types of engagement - we are successful in achieving a balanced ratio between the two.
Significance for the country
In 2009-2013, similarly as in previous years, our programme group, from the standpoint of our research and wider activity, reflected and acted on two levels: - globally: in terms of contributing to the general development of cultural studies as a whole, as well as its individual areas (especially relevant for us are popular and alternative culture, science and technology studies, and religious studies); and - locally: in terms of developing cultural studies in our home environment (also in the three areas listed above) . The results of our work are present both at home and abroad: the selected bibliography shows a balanced image of publications, presentations, functions in editorial boards, collaborations, etc., at home and abroad, in Slovenian as well as foreign languages (understandably primarily in English). We are aware of the smallness of the Slovenian social sciences and humanities community - and thus of cultural studies - therefore we are open to the world, while also striving to enrich it with our own theoretical and empirical findings. We are also developing Slovenian cultural science terminology, which is an important element from the standpoint of national culture and science. Since both the programme group and the Department of Cultural Studies are the central cultural studies institutions in Slovenia, our work in both respects is important for the development of cultural studies in our country, as well as for the wider interested public, since the cultural studies perspective on some of the most important cultural, scientific, societal, ideological and political issues is often forgotten. Through critical and multilateral treatments of the different aspects of fundamental issues of Slovenian culture and cultures in Slovenia (dominant and alternative), the development of science and technology and the dilemmas arising in this connection, as well as religious pluralisation and (de)secularization processes in our country, our research is also relevant from the viewpoint of the development of Slovenia as a modern, open and progressive society.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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