Number of citations: 18

F Adam, M Tomšič – Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 54, no. 3, 2002 COBISS.SI-ID 21173597

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PublisherInternational Labour Organisation, 2012
ISBN3899715993, 978- 3899715996

I Guardianchich

This paper examines the political economy of pension reforms in times of economic crisis and its' impact on social dialogue and tripartite institutions in Slovenia.It has been prepared in the framework of the research project carried out by the ILO Industrial and Employement Relations Department and the Social Security department, focusing on the issue of the social dialogue and social security governance. Indeed amongst all the topics, adresses in the world of work, none perhaps reflects the principales of tripartism and social dialogue better than social security.

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PublisherRoutledge, 2012
ISBN04156888981, 978-0415688987

I Guardiancich

This book traces and analyzes the legislation and implementation of pension reforms in four Central, Eastern and Southeastern European countries: Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. By comparing the political economy of their policymaking processes, it seeks to pinpoint regularities between institutional settings, actor constellations, decision-making strategies and reform.

Guardiancich employs a historical institutionalist framework to analyze the policies, actors and institutions that characterized the period between the collapse of socialism and the global financial crisis of 2008-2011. He argues that viable pension reforms should not be seen simply as an event, but rather as a continuing process that must be fiscally, socially and politically sustainable. In particular, the primary goal of a pension scheme is to reduce poverty, provide adequate retirement income and insure against the risks of old age within given fiscal constraints, and this will happen only if the scheme enjoys continuing political support at all levels. To this end the author individuates those institutional characteristics of countries that increase the consistency of reforms and lower the likelihood of policy reversals in time.

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PublisherCentral European University Press
ISBN9639776858, 978-9639776852

Karoly A. S.

Discusses the policies, practices and outcomes of privatization in six transition economies: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine, paying particular attention to cross-country differences and to interrelations between the processes of privatisation and the political transition from communism to a new system. The analysis is restricted to the privatisation in those fields where its methods have been strongly different from privatisations in advanced market economies and where differences of privatisation principles and techniques among our six countries were also rather various. This is basically the privatisation of middle-sized and large enterprises, not including banks, non-bank financial companies, natural monopolies and agricultural entities.

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PublisherFriedrich Ebert Foundation, 2011

I Guardianchich

Welfare States in Transition: 20 Years after the Yugoslav Welfare Model - Marija Stambolieva and Stefan Dehnert (ed.)
The three avenues for studying the involvement of youth in society are related two three conceptions of democracy. The learning environment is a variable that permeates the three approaches. The papers published in this volume include the influence of school on youths’ attitudes, values and preferences. They provide detailed information on youths’ sources of civicness, strategies of improving generalized trust and social capital. Some of the research reviews the perceived crisis of participation of youth in an institutional environment. Schools have an important role in making youth more involved in associational life and nurture civic values.

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PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, 2008

T V Lankina, A Hudalla, H Wollman

After decades of central planning, decentralization has been made a centrepiece of political reforms in post-communist states. Despite all the normative hype and rhetoric, we still know very little about the impact of decentralization on local populations. This study, which examines local social services and economic promotion in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia, fills this important gap. It shifts the focus of much of the literature on post-communism from national level actors, to those at the level of small to medium size cities. At this level too institutional choices matter, politics could be messy, and much depends on the ability of local actors themselves, rather than their national governments, to seize opportunities for change and development. The study dispels the myth that socio-economic 'givens' or inter-governmental systems are key determinants of local outcomes; instead, it shows how party political factors and local civic activism can and do make a difference, and should be given greater prominence in the literature on local performance.

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PublisherForschungsstelle Osteuropa, 2003

A Yakovlev

This working paper analyzes the attitude of Russian interest groups toward economic reform and asks which social groups can support economic reforms. The first part of the paper reviews findings of earlier studies and highlights issues which were not addressed so far. The second part discusses the evolution of interests of influential social groups, shows a positive influence of the 1998 financial crisis on individuals' motivation and explains why key players lost subsequent development incentives. The paper ends with an identification of certain social groups that are able to support a policy of reforms.

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PublisherCentral European University, 2004
ISBN9638656905, 9789638656902
COBISS.SI - ID1024124481

D Mihaylova

Policy Studies Series
This review of research in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union off ers a chance to investigate the policy applications of research.

PublisherRoutledge, 2003
ISBN0415326362, 9780415326360

The British Library of Political and Economic Science

First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences ( IBSS ) is a classic reference series for students, researchers, and librarians in the social sciences.

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PublisherRoutledge, 2005
ISBN0415330939, 9780415330930

H J. Wiarda

This collection reprints essential articles in the systematic study of all of the world's political systems. The pieces here focus on issues such as public opinion formation, interest group lobbying, political party activity, as well as the institutions of government, including executives, legislatures, and legal systems.
he editors have also written an introductory volume explaining the history main approaches, and controversies in the field, covering the debates on formal-legalism, developmentalism, dependency theory, corporatism, rational choice, and much more.

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PublisherNova Publishers, 2006
ISBN1600210724, 9781600210723

M Kaser

On eagle's wings: the Albanian economy in transition, D J Bezemer (ed.)
This book is a contribution by a diverse group of authors from the academic, business and policy advice communities to our understanding of recent social and economic developments in Albania. The motivation for this book is that there are lessons of wider importance to be learnt from the fascinating story of recent Albanian developments. Michael Kaser opens the book with a recounting of the country''s history and political economy before and during transition. He brings to the job nearly six decades of professional experience as a diplomat and academic and an intimate knowledge of Albania.

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PublisherBerlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009
COBISS.SI - ID    1024140609

M Makarovič, M Tomšič

Reforming Europe, C Arvanitopoulos (ed.)
Reforming Europe: the role of the centre-right. Many analysts denounce the division of modern political space into Left and Right and the corresponding designation of political parties with these labels as obsolete on that grounds that these ideologies have lost their relevance.

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PublisherPeter Lang Publishing, 2003
ISBN3631394160, 9783631394168

P Jordan, Kl Kaser, W Lukan, S Schwandner-Sievers, H Sundhaussen

Aus dem Inhalt: Dhimitër Doka/Eqerem Yzeiri: Grundzüge der räumlichen Struktur Albaniens - Arqile Bërxholi: Ethnische und konfessionelle Struktur der Bevölkerung Albaniens - Dhimitër Doka: Probleme der Außen- und Binnenmigration Albaniens - Perikli Qiriazi: Environmental Problems of Albania - Peter Jordan: Geopolitische Rollen Albaniens - Robert Pichler: Gewohnheitsrecht und traditionelle Sozialformen in Albanien - Peter Bartl: Albanien in der Vergangenheit: Vom Mittelalter zur osmanischen Herrschaft - Zuzana Finger: Die albanische Nationsbildung - Fatmira Musaj: Die gesellschaftliche Stellung der Frau zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts - Bernd J. Fischer: Albania as Political Laboratory - the Development of the Albanian State during the 20th Century - Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers: Imagologie und «Albanismus» - zu den Identifikationen der Albaner - Wilfried Fiedler: Die albanische Sprache und ihre Standardisierung - Robert Elsie: Albanian Literature - an Overview of its History and Development - Nathalie Clayer: God in the «Land of the Mercedes». The Religious Communities in Albania since 1990 - Fabian Schmidt: Politische Transformation in Albanien - Henriette Riegler: Angst vor Großalbanien - Konstruktionen, Realitäten und Szenarien - Michaela Salamun/Arben Hajrullahu: Verfassung und demokratisch-politische Aspekte der Verfassungswirklichkeit seit 1990 - Michael Kaser: Die Nationalökonomie Albaniens im Transformationsprozeß.

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PublisherTexas A&M University Press, 2006
ISBN1585444235, 9781585444236
COBISS.SI - ID 32006754

R Rizman

Subject: Politics and government, Post-communism, History & Theory, Political Process, Political Ideologies - Democracy, Slovenia Politics and government 1990 - ,
Post-communism in Slovenia.
Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on Eastern Europe.

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PublisherLongo, 2006
ISBN8880635182, 9788880635185
COBISS.SI - ID32723298

R Rizman

Questo volume intende fornire una spiegazione sociologica per la nascita dello stato indipendente e della democrazia in Slovenia in seguito al crollo del regime comunista e nel contesto globale dela terza ondata di demozrazzione (1974 - 1990).

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, 2008
ISBN0230524834, 9780230524835

S White

There is little consensus about the nature of the political system that has emerged during the Putin presidency. This collection considers the issues arising in this connection, focusing more closely on institutions such as the presidency and the security police, and on the socioeconomic dimensions of political power.

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PuiblisherUniverzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2011

T Bezak

Ročenka katedry politilogie Filozofickey fakulty Univerzity Komenskeho, P Plenta (ed)
The goal of this paper is to analyze the main process of dealing with the communist past in selected cases in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE; the Czech Republic,
Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) - lustrations. Besides this the author examines the “umbrella institutions aimed at the reflection of undemocratic regimes” (so-called National memory
institutes). Main thesis of this study is: Countries that democratized themselves through lengthy roundtable talks involving representatives of the regime and opposition were late in
coming to terms with their undemocratic past in comparison to the countries where transition was rather quick and controlled by the opposition. Author further argues that left-oriented
political parties only support laws aimed at dealing with the communist past if there is a real
threat that the next parliament will be more right-wing and could possibly adopt a stricter law. In order to prove his claims, the author relies on conceptual tools of the modified path
dependency theory and games theory.

PublisherLynne Rienner Publishers, 2004
ISBN1588262669, 9781588262660

V Perthes

Explores the attitudes and political agendas of the new leadership emerging in the Arab world.

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PublisherVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2002
ISBN3825281868, 9783825281861

W Ismayr, M Soldner, A Bovet

Der Sammelband Die politischen Systeme Westeuropas hat sich längst als Standardwerk etabliert, das eine schnelle Orientierung über die politische Ordnung der Staaten Westeuropas ermöglicht. Nun legt der Herausgeber Wolfgang Ismayr einen Band vor, der nach dem bewährten Muster auch einen systematischen Überblick über alle osteuropäischen politischen Systeme gibt: Dies sind vor allem die nach dem Zusammenbruch des Sowjetimperiums (wieder-)entstandenen Staaten sowie die neuen Republiken auf dem Balkan. Aufgenommen wurden aber auch Beiträge zu den beiden Republiken auf Zypern sowie einer über das politische System der Türkei.

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