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Party System Changes and Challenges to Democracy: Slovenia in a Comparative Perspective

Danica Fink-Hafner

This open access book focuses on the nexus between "party system stability" and "democratic consolidation" using Slovenia as a case study. The research findings are presented from a comparative perspective to illustrate the commonalities and differences found in research on Central European post-socialist countries and former Yugoslav countries. On the one hand, Slovenia's characteristics (including the characteristics of its transition to democracy) are much more similar to those of Central European post-socialist countries than Western Balkan countries. On the other, Slovenia shares some similarities with former Yugoslavia (especially its experiences with the political system of socialist self-management, the elements of market economy already under socialism, experiences with war at the end of socialism/separation of socialist Yugoslavia--although very short and rather mild in comparison to other parts of socialist Yugoslavia). Slovenia's experiences with a rapid and limited democratic backsliding under Jansa's government (March 2019-June 2022) were stopped by the results of the 2022 national election results, in contrast to the more widely known cases of Hungary and Poland, where democratic backsliding has taken place incrementally over a longer period of time and including several election cycles.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publish Date: Apr 17th, 2024
  • Pages: 215
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2024 -
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9783031549489
  • Categories: World - European

About the Author

Danica Fink-Hafner is Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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