Projects / Programmes source: ARIS


Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.06.01  Social sciences  Political science  Politology 

Code Science Field
5.06  Social Sciences  Political science 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  25453  PhD Tomaž Deželan  Political science  Researcher  2009 - 2012  366 
2.  16369  PhD Alenka Krašovec  Political science  Researcher  2009 - 2012  410 
3.  11482  PhD Samo Kropivnik  Political science  Researcher  2009 - 2012  289 
4.  20223  PhD Simona Kustec  Political science  Head  2009 - 2012  471 
5.  32505  PhD Alem Maksuti  Political science  Researcher  2010 - 2012  71 
6.  02472  PhD Drago Zajc  Political science  Researcher  2009 - 2012  456 
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  40,369 
Significance for science
From the theoretical perspective, the project combines multiple approaches to the study of electoral processes and behaviour, focusing predominantly on the political supply side through the analysis of political programs and policy preferences stated within these programs (e.g. electoral programs, coalition agreements, government official agendas and main long-term political strategies). As such, the project is closely connected with various political sciences sub-disciplines and/or analytical approaches, starting with studies of electoral democracy and representation, electoral behaviour, analysis of political documents, and further towards the studies of political parties, party programs, coalition theories and policy analysis. Selected subjects of analysis also represented substantial methodological challenges, which are demonstrated through the need for re-examination of the applicability of the existing methodologies, and requirements for the establishment of new, or the revision of already existing methodologies, to meet the project’s methodological demands for analysing policy contents in and for the election campaigns’ purposes and subsequent post-electoral decision making. In this, project’s lasting contribution is the innovative method for the analysis of political documents focused primarily on the analysis of electoral programs and their comparison with governmental coalition agreements, official agendas and strategies. The project produced a comprehensive and unified electoral and coalition dataset for Slovenia, which is can easily be made comparable with other similar datasets from other countries. Also the set of 50 national political-programmatic documents from various sources, that have not been available until now in any other data set, has been published and made available for other researchers. The fact that this project enabled us to actively work and cooperate in the further development of innovative concepts and methods and to produce data that can be used by other researches at home and abroad only increases the value of this project.
Significance for the country
The work on this project enabled us to gain a comprehensive review of the already existing domestic and international theories, research data, and methods for their analysis, but also to increase the visibility of the Slovenian political science research and its findings. In this regard various fundamental political theories and approaches, such as those dealing with (electoral) democracy and behaviour, political documents, public policies and also methodological approaches, such the political content analysis, have been used to analyse and explain developments in the current Slovenian democracy. An important result of the project is also the first comprehensive, and according to relevant political sciences standards, internationally comparable unified electoral and coalition data set for Slovenia. Also, a set of 50 various national political documents that have so far not been available in any other data sets has been published in and made available to other researches as an original source of political programmatic data. The fact that this project enabled us to actively pursue and cooperate in the further development of an important part of the discipline, both with national and international impact raises the value of this project even higher.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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