The uncertain future of Slovenian exceptionalism

Igor Guardiancich

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Resumé

The political-economy literature has so far almost unanimously regarded Slovenia as the social-democratic exception in Central and Eastern Europe, due to a combination of highly consensual democratic institutions, low party polarization, strong social partners, and developed social dialogue. However, the situation, since the fall of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS), which governed in 1992-2004, seems to be swiftly changing. Polarization has increased, union legitimacy declined, and social dialogue- especially in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 financial crisis-has all but collapsed. The 2010 pension reform is an archetypical example of how Slovenia now much more resembles its quarrelsome Eastern neighbours than the idealized exception that political scientists usually point at.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEast European Politics and Societies
Vol/bind26
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)380-399
ISSN0888-3254
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

Fingeraftryk

Slovenian
Slovenia
social dialogue
polarization
union and employers' representatives
pension reform
political scientist
Central Europe
Eastern Europe
financial crisis
political economy
legitimacy
democracy

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Guardiancich, Igor. / The uncertain future of Slovenian exceptionalism. I: East European Politics and Societies. 2012 ; Bind 26, Nr. 2. s. 380-399.
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