New media article Are we "governed" by knowledge elites?

Published article by Darka Podmenik, PhD on thematic discussion on meritocracy in Reporter magazine, 26 July, 2021.


Basic research project Meritocracy and knowledge society - between simulation and reality concluded

Baisc research project Meritocracy and knowledge society - between simulation and reality lasting for two years concluded with a thematic discussion on meritocracy (the series Relations and relationships in Slovenia) organized by IRSA and INR in the hall of Slovenska matica on 29 June 2021.


New article on meritocracy

Frane Adam, PhD and Maruša Gorišek wrote a new article entitled Meritocracy - between myth, norm and reality



Correspondence discussion of IRSA associates

Associates of the IRSA institute held a correspondence discussions on alternatives and the current political and epidemiological crisis. The discussion is available here (in Slovenian).


Researching social context of ccovid-19 epidemic

new publication of dr. Frane Adam (in Slovenian): link

Welcome to the Internet site of the Institute IRSA

The Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis ('IRSA') is a private, non-profit research institution, oriented to the academic research as well as to the policy relevant studies specific for the "think-tank" organizations.

IRSA was founded in Ljubljana on 20 December 2004. It was established as a small and mobile research unit oriented to perform basic, applied projects and expertise in certain fields of social sciences and (partially) the humanities.

IRSA seeks to include young, promising and ambitious researchers in its work and helps them develop into social science researchers with an interdisciplinary scientific vocation. IRSA is oriented towards the international academic environment and includes in its projects and publications social scientists from other countries. Apart from being present in the international scientific community, members of the Institute are also present in local (national) research and cultural space where they advocate an open (knowledge-based) society and public discussion of actual aspects and problems of social development and civil society.