The majority of contributions published in this edition cover the problem of organization and management in the Republic of Slovenia, prior to or after joining the EU. Some contributions come from foreign practice. Therefore, the most important aspects of the Slovenian transition period, starting in the 1990s after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, have been covered scientifically. The majority of contributions deal with specific aspects of the transition period on the basis of concrete research carried out in that period by individuals and research groups. Most of the research work was performed in the last few years, meaning that the results obtained are all the more significant not only for Slovenia, but for all the countries that have come into existence on the territory of former Yugoslavia, and for their neighbours.