Drawing on the results of a textual analysis of the Regional Plan, a survey of the inhabitants and interviews with representatives of the institutions located within the area of greatest potential threat, the authors established the extent to which the population and institutions are prepared for an evacuation in the event of a disaster at Krško Nuclear Power Plant. The analysis reveals that, despite planning, communicating and training, almost three quarters of the population living within a three-kilometer radius remain unfamiliar with the locations of the reception centers; and two thirds of them are unfamiliar with the evacuation routes. As far as the institutions are concerned, the level of preparedness is also low due to a fatalistic attitude (‘if the disaster occurs there will be no time to evacuate’), poor nuclear disaster planning, the low attendance of personnel at training sessions, poor coordination, and scarce attention and resources devoted to the management of a possible disaster. Several recommendations are listed in order to improve the level of preparedness.
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As a general rule, natural disasters do not attract enough attention in the security debate even though globally there were on average almost 400 disasters annually in the 2002-2011 period. On average, they caused 107,000 deaths, affected more than 268 million people, and caused economic damage close to USD 143 billion annually. The increasing number of disasters and their growing intensity makes civilian disaster management structures ever more helpless in coping with the consequences of disasters, thus making the role of the military in this process extremely prominent in the last few years. Further, various arguments have been developed in order to either approve of the military's increased role in disaster management or to oppose it. The analysis of theoretical discourse on the topic enables us to identify the following arguments: utilitarian, functional-humanitarian and security-strategic argument, the argument of militarisation, and the argument of rejection and isolation, respectively. The analysis is followed by a test of the frequency of those arguments in scientific and professional reports in specific cases of selected huge disasters in the above-mentioned period. In the conclusion, we comment on the content and frequency of various arguments and point out the controversies in the collaboration process between civilian and military structures in the disaster management process.
F.02 Acquisition of new scientific knowledgeCOBISS.SI-ID: 33090141
Active citizenship and homeland publication was created as a collection of texts by various authors within the designated project, reflecting on a variety of issues and problems associated with the concept of active citizenship. The project was implemented by financial support of the European Union and under the institutional auspices of the Institute of Education of the Republic of Slovenia between 2013 and 2014. The publication is mainly intended for the teachers facing a challenge to encourage young people to think about patriotism and to promote more responsible behaviour and decision-making within the concept of active citizenship. The publication brings together a set of important considerations, critical views and contemporary facts.
F.02 Acquisition of new scientific knowledgeCOBISS.SI-ID: 275206912
Third book in the collection "Slovenian local self-government" covers several most intriguing dynamical aspects of Slovenian local democracy, i.e. re-elections of mayors in Slovenian municipalities, non-partisan candidates and lists at local elections, and e-democracy and e-participation tools and their usage in Slovenian municipalities. Author is analysing several rather unique features of Slovenian local democracy, that have developed in last decade, for instance the dominance of non-partisan candidates and list at mayoral and local council elections, where political parties are loosing more and more ground in each successive term, but fail to gain ground again and are consequently being pushed out of local political altogether.
F.02 Acquisition of new scientific knowledgeCOBISS.SI-ID: 274460928
The analysis of opinions, beliefs, standpoints and values of Slovenian public about the threats to Slovenia and its citizens, national security system, international security structures, military profession, peace operations and missions, and terrorism has been rather systematic, consistent and to a certain degree also standardised in the last three decades. The monograph introduces and interprets the data about the listed topics and offers additional statistical analysis of selected variables. The data is then judged through the lenses of contemporary security theories, theories on the social legitimacy of the military, crisis management theories and through the considerations on rationality, stability, consistency and intensity of public opinion about security-related topics in a longer period of time. The conclusion of analysis brings about a synthesis of key cognitions, and depicts general trends of the attitude of Slovenian public towards security.
F.02 Acquisition of new scientific knowledgeCOBISS.SI-ID: 273135872