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Defence science

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.06.00  Social sciences  Political science   
5.06.04  Social sciences  Political science  Defence science 

Code Science Field
S175  Social sciences  Polemology 

Code Science Field
5.06  Social Sciences  Political science 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (17)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01464  PhD Anton Bebler  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  739 
2.  01942  PhD Marjan Brezovšek  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  1,047 
3.  14817  PhD Maja Garb  Political science  Researcher  2015 - 2017  418 
4.  18890  Judita Goričar    Technical associate  2014 - 2017 
5.  04856  PhD Anton Grizold  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  534 
6.  19072  PhD Miro Haček  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  726 
7.  05812  PhD Ljubica Jelušič  Political science  Researcher  2015 - 2017  653 
8.  23412  PhD Jelena Juvan  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  325 
9.  21509  PhD Erik Kopač  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  245 
10.  33786  PhD Simona Kukovič  Political science  Junior researcher  2014  309 
11.  05816  PhD Marjan Malešič  Political science  Head  2014 - 2017  539 
12.  19647  PhD Vladimir Prebilič  Educational studies  Researcher  2014 - 2017  606 
13.  18351  PhD Iztok Prezelj  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  619 
14.  21650  PhD Uroš Svete  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  417 
15.  39175  PhD Miha Šlebir  Political science  Junior researcher  2016 - 2017  25 
16.  29415  PhD Janja Vuga  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  203 
17.  30703  PhD Rok Zupančič  Political science  Researcher  2014 - 2017  240 
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  40,366 
The basic premise for the work of the research team is represented by key theoretical paradigms dealing with the questions of security in the contemporary world, with emphasis on the theories that are critical to traditional approaches to security, that warn of unconventional forms of threats to security, and emphasize the individual and different social groups as the key referent objects of security. The research will also take into consideration the context of socio-economic and financial crisis in the world, which undoubtedly exacerbates the existing security problems and influences on the appearance of the new ones, while at the same time limiting the possibilities of states and international community to deal with them adequately, as the available resources are already scarce due to the mentioned crisis and its consequences. The team will operate on the basis of interdisciplinarity, and thus cooperate with experts and researchers from other research institutions at home and abroad. The team will formulate adjustable modules for dealing with the following thematic sets: global, regional, national security vs. security of individuals and social groups; prevention of armed conflicts, conflict analysis and the role of international actors in the stopping of conflicts and in post-conflict reconstruction of states (security, economic, political, administrative, and value aspects); peace operations and missions as a form of security globalization – effectiveness and efficiency of international intervention, the influence of armed forces engagement in international operations and missions on the processes of their functional professionalization, the processes of leadership in multicultural environment; economic aspects of security, with emphasis on the economic warfare and economic sanctions as a means for achieving the foreign policy objectives and security interests, and on the analysis of defense expenditures; cognitive institutional analysis of contemporary complex crises, and crisis management; environmental security and the related energy security; information security and cyber space as the new strategic domain; fight against terrorism; transformation of defense policy and defense, in particular the military systems of contemporary states; ethical and legal aspects of the use of contemporary security technologies; security culture of young population in particular, and selected themes from the sociology of the military and the recent military history of Slovenia.
Significance for science
The Security Studies Research Program represents the basis for the development and upgrade of substance from the sphere of Security Studies, military studies and international security. We see it as a contribution to the development and verification of various theories about national and international security, which will be based on empirical data and comparative methods. New threats are forcing the states to cooperate on the supranational level, therefore we - the scientists - must also strive with our research for the integration of research endeavours and deductions in the international environment. This implies that we will be comparing our research findings on the international level within the framework of NATO RTO and NATO Science for Peace Program, within international professional organisations such as ISA RC01, IUS and ERGOMAS, and within research projects managed by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces, the European Crisis Management Academy and others.
Significance for the country
The research work will contribute to the conception of a more adequate policy and a system of national security. The analyses of public opinion trends and degrees of legitimacy of international organisations and national security system all contribute to the temporal perspective of the studied topics and to the impact on the function of the security sector in Slovenia. The findings, resulting from the program, will be used in the development of the security sector in Slovenia, particularly in the transformation of the Slovenian Armed Forces and in the establishment of a comprehensive system of crisis management and leadership. Knowledge gained from the results will allow the civil service part of the Ministry of Defence to operate with greater success and transparency, while the findings will benefit the legislative and executive branches of power in Slovenia. The research will also have an indirect impact on the economic operators, especially those in control of critical infrastructure, since the analysis of management processes and public spending will urge them towards an improved economic efficiency and a rationalised spending of public funds, which in turn will lead to the economic relief. The analyses conducted will contribute to the flexibility, robustness and responsiveness of the economic operators in times of crises, particularly regarding energy security and climate changes. The research will have an impact on the cultural development of Slovenia in regard to the search for and the shaping of Slovenian military identity, and the realisations based on the past will contribute to the system of reforming the security sector in the sense of searching for comparable forms of military activities on the supranational level in the past and today.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2014, 2015, 2016, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2014, 2015, 2016, final report
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