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Slovenia's Transition : From Medieval Roots to the European Union

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Slovenia's Transition: From Medieval Roots to the European Union details and analyzes the history of the process of Slovenia's transformation from a socialist, self managed, political-economic system to that of a capitalist, democratically regulated, market system. Through its careful historical analysis, this book illustrates the incredible changes that have taken place in Slovenia through politics, finances, and international relations.show more

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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739136305
  • 9780739136300
  • 2,146,400

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Slovenia's Transition is the first comprehensive, accessible account of that country's transition from a minor republic in the former Yugoslavia to an independent nation in the European Union. Richly detailed and clearly written, it provides a compelling account of the economic, political and social challenges that confront the emerging democratic countries of Europe. It is a must read for those interested in Slovenian politics as well as for students of European political integration. -- Cornell W. Clayton, editor of Political Research Quarterly Slovenia's Transition is a first rate anaylsis of Slovenia's economic development, from the earliest times to its acceptance to the EU in 2004. The authors, Bogomil Ferfila and Paul Phillips are acknowledged experts in the field and this book demonstrates the range and depth of their expertise. The book has a remarkably compact but impressive review of Slovenia's development in the Yugoslav Federation, but concentrates mainly on the problems of transition since independence. It has strong sections on labor relations, monetary policy, fiscal policy and the political economy of the transition. It is an excellent piece of work and should be required reading for scholars of transitional economies. -- John Loxley, University of Manitoba One of the few monograph-length studies on the Slovenian economy, Ferfila and Phillips's book contains useful information on individual topics, as well as interesting observations...Readers interested in learning about Slovenia can refer to Slovenia's Transition for useful individual chapters on 1990s economic issues and for a Slovenian perspective on them. Austrian History Yearbookshow more

About Bogomil Ferfila

Bogomil Ferfila is a professor of social sciences at University of Ljubljana.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Before the Nation State (Sixth Century-1991) Chapter 2 Transition and Economic Development in Slovenia: The First Decade of Independence Chapter 3 The Transformation of Institutions: The Development of Corporatism in Slovenia Chapter 4 Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy During Slovenia's Transition Chapter 5 Labour and the Transition: Part I: Unions and the Evolution of a New Industrial Relations Chapter 6 Labour and the Transition: Part II Chapter 7 The Political Economy of the Slovenian Transition: 1945-2004 Chapter 8 Political Change and Fiscal Policy: The Role of the Budget in the Slovenian Transition Chapter 9 Slovenia and the EU: The Accession Chapter 10 Afterword: Slovenia in the EUshow more