Studies on mediatization have pointed to the "collateralism" of media and politics, a model that emphasizes reciprocal media-politics interactions. This article discusses how various political parties, and in particular right-wing populist parties in the post-socialist Slovenian context, use communication tools on the Internet; to what extent they enable participatory communication; and how they open up to forms of "media populism." In what ways do right-wing populist parties make use of social media to promote their positions, their charismatic leaders and their ideologies? The analysis enables us to detect media populism across the political spectrum, and in particular to theorize contemporary features of right-wing media populism. The article includes discussions on populism at the crossroads of political and media field which is an approach developed as part of POPMED project.
The chapter addresses the interpretation and the application of the asylum legislation in Slovenia, and shows, based on several examples, that asylum remains a contested concept. The chapter examines the main features of the asylum policy and law, followed by an analysis of the reaction to the exceptional situation that transpired in the period 2015 and 2016 that was marked by large transit migration in the framework of the ‘refugee crisis’. The chapter addresses the judicial responses to the transit migration in Slovenia and Austria, with an emphasis on the preliminary rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Finally, the restrictive legislative measures adopted by Slovenia and Austria are examined. Given the reactions to the 2015/2016 exceptional situation, the judicial responses and the restrictive legislative measures, the overall argument is that asylum still struggles to become a fully recognised concept in Slovenia, despite the fact that it is firmly embedded in international law, European law, and Slovenian law
The monograph addresses the position of vulnerable groups in the administrative law system. The author examines the topic through eight different themes from the perspective of administrative legal regulation. One of the chapters in the monograph addresses the position of LGBT asylum seekers or applicants for international protection, and the manner in which populism is reflected in the way their applications are examined. Some asylum seekers flee their countries due to persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, while in receiving countries they are faced with other forms of populist exclusion, that are visible at the intersection of their gender, racial, ethnic and religious identities.