Democratic Transition and Democratic Consolidation in Slovenia

by Jure Vidmar (Author)
Thesis 252 Pages


The study examines the democratization in Slovenia and compares it to democratization processes elsewhere, drawing patterns upon not only other post-communist democratizations but also upon general patterns in other third-wave democratizations. The book begins with a theoretical overview: the problem of defining democracy, democratic transition and democratic consolidation. It proceeds to an examination of the historical, political, and economic factors relevant for the democratization. The transition is explained from Yugoslav, Slovenian, and external aspects, where foundations for patterns in Slovenian democratization are sought. The consolidation is examined on the institutional level and on the level of the actors. In the concluding analysis, the indicators of democratic consolidation are examined in a comparative perspective and applied to Slovenia.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 251 pp., 19 tables

Biographical notes

Jure Vidmar (Author)

The Author: Jure Vidmar, born in Ljubljana (Slovenia), studied international relations, political science, and law at the universities of Ljubljana, Salzburg and Nottingham and also as an exchange student at the University of Oklahoma.


Title: Democratic Transition and Democratic Consolidation in Slovenia