Bogomil Ferfila and Paul Phillips trace the course of the political economy of Slovenia from its position as a constituent republic of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia through independence to its present status as an independent nation. They emphasize Slovenia's transition from a socialist self-managed economy to a social market economy, its approach to Europe, and consequent transformation of its economic institutions. The book concludes with a discussion of Slovenia's position within the world and European economies, particularly its movement and policies toward integration into the European Union. Filling a void in the literature on the transition of the Slovenian economy and its institutions, this volume will appeal to scholars and students of Slovakia and economic development.
Bogomil Ferfila is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.
Chapter 1 Slovenian Political Economy: Chapter 2 On the Edge of Europe: Slovenia at Eight Years Chapter 3 The Legacy of Socialist Self-Management: Worker Ownership and Worker Participation in Management in Slovenia Chapter 4 The Budget of the Republic of Slovenia Chapter 5 Budgeting in Slovenia During the Democratic Transition: A Comparative Analysis Chapter 6 European Union-Problems and Perspectives: Chapter 7 European Monetary Union-Pro Et Contra Chapter 8 European Monetary Union in the World Economy Chapter 9 Slovenia In a Comparative Perspective: Chapter 10 Slovenian Economic and Political Institutions Chapter 11 Comparison Between Slovenia and Former Socialist Countries in Transition Chapter 12 Slovenia-EU: Agenda 2000 Chapter 13 Comparison Between Slovenia and Some European Countries (EU, CEFTA) Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Authors