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Ideological/political and cultural pluralism and monism in Slovenia in the 20th century

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H271  Humanities  Political history 

Code Science Field
6.01  Humanities  History and Archaeology 
First Yugoslavia, ideological/political pluralism, cultural creation, Catholicism, Liberalism, Communism, second world war, revolution, counter-revolution, second Yugoslavia, ideological/political monism, cultural policy, Communist Party of Slovenia, League of Communists of Slovenia, Socialist Alliance of Working People, socialist self-management, federalism, People's Republic of Slovenia, Free Territory of Trieste, Republic of Slovenia.
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (18)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  30814  Blaž Babič  Historiography  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  18 
2.  06406  PhD Zdenko Čepič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  437 
3.  24282  PhD Filip Čuček  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  170 
4.  08410  PhD Vida Deželak-Barič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  263 
5.  00840  PhD Aleš Gabrič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  830 
6.  22284  PhD Jure Gašparič  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  318 
7.  08394  PhD Bojan Godeša  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  447 
8.  09653  PhD Damijan Guštin  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  646 
9.  29512  PhD Jurij Hadalin  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  104 
10.  32014  PhD Žiga Koncilija  Historiography  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  59 
11.  28399  PhD Eva Mally  Historiography  Junior researcher  2009 - 2011  10 
12.  04075  PhD Boris Mlakar  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  583 
13.  29514  PhD Željko Oset  Historiography  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  232 
14.  08411  PhD Jurij Perovšek  Historiography  Principal Researcher  2009 - 2014  826 
15.  29333  PhD Rosvita Pesek  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2011  234 
16.  17105  MSc Tadeja Tominšek Čehulić  Historiography  Technician  2009 - 2014  67 
17.  12928  PhD Nevenka Troha  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  377 
18.  21670  PhD Marko Zajc  Historiography  Researcher  2009 - 2014  335 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publications
1.  0501  Institute for Contemporary History  Ljubljana  5057116000  6,035 
In the recent history of Slovenia, typified in the 20th century by a series of upheavals in ideological, political and cultural development and by military action on Slovene soil, the question of the plurality or otherwise of mental, ideological and sociopolitical life is particularly important. The research programme investigates this issue in order to offer a complex analysis of Slovene cultural creation in the first Yugoslavia (1918-1941) and the political development and ideological and sociopolitical characteristics of the Slovene Catholic, Liberal and revolutionary Communist camps during this period. It also focuses on the period of the second world war in Slovenia (1941-1945) and is oriented towards an analysis of relations between the then key ideological/political factors - the occupying forces, the Catholic and Liberal camps, the Communists, the Liberation Front and the Slovene League. It also deals with the problem of the revolutionary affirmation of the Communists in this period and covers relations between military formations (the occupying forces, resistance forces and counter-resistance military formations fighting on the side of the occupying forces) and the civilian population in Slovenia in the years 1941-1945. Special attention is paid to the period of the second Yugoslavia (1945-1991). First to the Communists' acquisition of a monopoly position in Slovene society after the war, and then to an analysis of key postwar social, economic and political processes and the role of Slovene politicians in them; the research also includes political life in the Free Territory of Trieste between 1947 and 1954 and deals with the issue of Slovene cultural policy in the last decade of existence of the second Yugoslavia and directly after the formation of the independent Republic of Slovenia. It investigates Slovene ideological/political and cultural diversity and the dilemmas and upheavals of the 20th century and will shed light on various events in this period whose consequences continue to be felt today.
Significance for science
The realisation of this research programme has allowed for the historical reconstruction, explanation and analysis of the importance, role and weight of the democratic discourse in the ideological political circumstances in Slovenia from the end of the 19th century until the Slovenian accession to the European Union. Simultaneously the substantive dimensions of the classic political historiography were significantly expanded, since this research was also extend its substantive fields to other relevant social issues, analysed in concrete historical periods and spaces. This research has contributed to new comprehensions in the field of understanding the importance of democracy itself. It has also contributed to the comprehension of ideological, political, social and national coexsistance in the framework of democracy in the more recent Slovenian political history. The latter is of extraordinary importance for the whole field of humanities and social sciences. Namely, as far as Slovenian science is concerned, until now philosophers, lawyers, sociologists and politologists mostly dealt with the concept of democracy, while historians were less involved in it: thus the significance of developmental processes was pushed into the background. The research has contributed significantly to shedding light upon various manifestations and trials of democracy in the Slovenian history, thus facilitating a range of research perspectives in certain aspects of other disciplines. In its own historiographic field as well as at the research areas of other disciplines, this research has upgraded the understanding of the structure and development of the modern Slovenian political space from its formation in the 1890s until today.
Significance for the country
The results of this research programme contribute to a more balanced and ideologically unburdened understanding of the democratic and non democratic traditions of the Slovenian space, thus giving rise to a new perspective of the comprehension of today's democratic life. In this way the Slovenian nation's confident consideration of the state of democracy and the further development of democracy, internal as well as in the European context, will be enabled. This contribute importantly to the substantive dimensions of the further preservation of the Slovenian national identity as well as to the strengthening of the Slovenian historical distinctiveness. In this way the research results affect the formation of a dynamic, open and flexible society, capable of tackling contemporary development challenges with a clear perception of its own political divisions and trials of democracy in the 20th century. Simultaneously, on the basis of their historical dimensions, these results contribute to a more detailed understanding of today's democratic political system. The results of this research programme are useful, in a wide conceptual framework, for the historical science as well as for experts in other fields, who require historical knowledge for the purpose of integrated realisation of their own research, focused on the most vital questions of our time. In this way a multifaceted scientific research exploitation as well as dissemination in the form of popular scientific presentations is made possible. The results are already being transferred into the pedagogical processes. The wider public as one of the users of research in the field of humanities is also able to improve its knowledge of the political and historical dimensions of the Slovenian space, which strengthens the identity of the Slovenian nation. The critical overhaul of the importance and attitude to the citizens' rights in democracy, carried out in the context of the research, shall make an important contribution to the comprehension of the same concepts and rights in the modern Slovenia and the European Union.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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