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Some Aspects of the Role of Education in Rebuilding Society, Family Life and Living Conditions in Contemporary Slovene Society

Jana Goriup and Vilma Alina Soba
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Jana Goriup: Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Vilma Alina Soba: International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia

from International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia

Abstract: The article briefly presents the differences of life and living in Slovenia (almost) two decades after and focuses on achieved results in political, economical and social life. The comparison shows that not all survived processes were reasonable, required and efficient. Some today are overstrained and demand consideration by many involved. The author's in their article after the short historical introduction argue with political, economic and especially social changes in Slovenia "Two decades After." They point out, that economic, cultural, social and political change go together in coherent patterns that have and still are changing the Slovene society in unpredictable ways what on trajectories has been attractive but controversial. Globalization and transition processes also have a negative side; many Slovenes have been hurt by it without being supported by a social safety net and many of them have been marginalized by labour market. They critically establish that even (mostly in coalition) the governments tried to establish a liberal political culture by passing numerous fundamental laws and to carry out a social and economic transition into a social market economy with private initiative. But they did not manage to prevent excessive social stratification, and consequently, social differentiation. Yet it cannot be denied that the increasing unemployment is debilitating the social state, which is mostly cooperative but powerless with against it.

Keywords: post-modern Slovene society; educational system; transition; globalization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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