The discussion focuses on the changes of the Slovenian geopolitical position after 1991 and encompasses the political and security transformations in the international community. Changed security environment has defined the dilemma between the desired and useful vs. the necessary integration in the security and defence area completely differently. The main chapters are devoted to the development of the Slovenian defence system, its integration and role in NATO, to the development problems of the Slovenian Army and the functioning of the civil defence and disaster relief systems.
The scientific monograph Crisis Communication is the result of interdisciplinary research work which brings about the newest theoretical conclusions about the modern, complex crises, the process of crisis management and one of its key activities – crisis communication. The work explains the life cycle of a crisis, highlights the dilemmas and problems and introduces the main strategies and tactics of crisis communication. The newest findings on psychosocial aspects of crisis communication within different management structures are discussed.
Slovenia as a part of developed world tries to implement social changes in the direction of postmodern society whereby information technology presents one of the most important cores. Are we information society yet or not, is not so important, more crucial is the role of the state in ICT development and use. The monograph tries to initiate the debate on how the role and importance of ICT in administrative and security sense had been changing over time and how the roles of political as well as security community become totally different than they were a few years ago.
At the turn of the century outward tranquillity was imposed on the Western Balkans, the most volatile and troublesome part of the European continent. The suppression of armed violence by NATO however did not add up to the long-term regional stability. The security situation in the Western Balkans still remains precarious. The management of Balkan problems would be best assured within the framework of European integration which will eventually transform the Western Balkans into a region of democracy, economic and cultural dynamism, prosperity and security.
The article introduces a research framework for observing motivational factors that have an impact on participation in peace operations, among members of Armed Forces and the Police. It defines five basic factors of motivation: individual personal interests and ones personality; social environment; environment of the peace operation; and environment of the contingent in peace operation. Each of the observed factors has a specific impact on motivation among individuals and causes a certain degree of stress.