In the intensified development of Slovene historiography over the last 15 years, it has become apparent within the framework of the historical problems of the more recent historical period that there is a need for analysis of several important historical questions which have either not yet been the subject of scientific research or with regard to which it has been proved that existing knowledge requires more in-depth research. In this connection, the research programme has focused on several groups of problems. The results build on earlier research into recent Slovene history through an analysis of the process of ideological/political stratification in the Slovene national movement in the second half of the 19th century and then in the multi-party ideological/political formation of the Slovene nation in the 1990s, when the construction and development of various political doctrines and the social and political movements deriving from them were established via modern party-political life in Slovenia. Within the framework of the research programme, further analysis has been carried out into as yet unresearched aspects of Slovene political and cultural development between the world wars or in the first Yugoslav state (the history of social democracy, the various forms of political action of the Slovene People's Party under the dictatorship of King Alexander, Slovene unitarist policy or the relationship between Sloveneness and Yugoslavness in it at the time of the first Yugoslavia, i.e. 1918-1941, and cultural policy in this period). A more in-depth treatment has been given to the problems of the relationships between the principal factors of events during the second world war in Slovenia (1941-1945), through the dynamics of relations between the occupying forces and their actions and the resistance movement and its opponents; particular attention has been paid to the key ideological and national political dilemmas surrounding the question of resistance to the occupying forces and the phenomenon of revolution and counter-revolution. Within the context of the research programme there has also been analysis of the political system of socialism in the second Yugoslavia (1945-1991), i.e. the complex of ideological/political and practical measures characteristic of a socialist ideological/political and socioeconomic system. Cultural policy after 1945 and the phenomenon of alternative opposition political groups in Slovenia in the second half of the 1980s have also been analysed. The treatment of political development in the second Yugoslavia included analysis of inter-ethnic issues in federal Yugoslavia, and Slovene-Italian relations and the issue of the western border after the second world war. The widening of the state of research of recent Slovene history deriving from the research programme will enable the further broadening and deepening of historiographical research and the cognitive framework of Slovene historical science, while at the same time it will ensure an appropriate substantive breadth in the inclusion of Slovene historiography in the European and wider scientific research arena. In the interdisciplinary applicability of its results, the completed research programme is also important for the wider area of the humanities.