The Post-Modern Society: Which are the Basic Value-Orientations?

Political behaviour like voting or allegiance to political parties is today less a function of the social structure and more an expression of the value orientations that the electorate harbours. The new research into political culture has resulted in numerous findings concerning the role of dominant value orientations like post-materialism, trust and gender or egalitarianism as well as individualism...

Last Congress of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia: Causes, Consequences and Course of Dissolution

During the eighties, Yugoslavia was faced with a growing crisis that has put into question the survival of the federation. Conflicting strategies of the future Yugoslavia, based in the republic League of Communists, have finally separated on the 14th LCY extraordinary Congress in January 1990.

Expanding the Public System of Household Assistance: a Pilot Experiment in Slovenia

Irregular paid domestic workers with their activity in domestic sphere and domestic work, reorganize notions of welfare and the relationship between domestic and paid work in European societies in a fundamentally private, anti-egalitarian and exclusionary way. In the EU policies, the regulation of informal domestic work is deemed...

Enculturation and the Degenerative Principle

The model of enculturation I propose operates with a claim that individuals are intrinsically idiosyncratic. Support for individual idiosyncrasy begins at the level of neurons and goes on to encompass inter-individual phenomena. I draw on cognitive and social theory to support my position. In particular I consider the work of neurologist Gerald Edelman (2004) and his “theory of neuronal group selection” (TNGS) and Sahlins (2000) and his theory of culture...

“I’m not sure what it is, but it is important” - Analysis of the Attitudes of Students of University of Rijeka in Terms of Sustainable Development

Theoretical part of this paper consists of a coherent overview of different approaches and definitions of sustainable development and analyses of the role that higher education institutions (should) play in promoting the sustainable development. Furthermore, relevant research results regarding this concept are presented. The empirical part of paper analyses results of a pilot study conducted in 2007 at the University of Rijeka on a sample of 105 students.