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University of Ljubljana
Institute Of Social Sciences, Faculty Of Social Sciences

 University of Ljubljana, Institute Of Social Sciences, Faculty Of Social Sciences Institute of Social Sciences is the organisational unit for research in the framework of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. It is composed of 16 research centres, such as Centre for Welfare Studies, Centre for Politological Research, Defence Research Centre, Centre for Social Communication Research, Centre of Methodology and Informatics, Centre for Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research and Centre for International Relations. The principal researchers are mainly faculty professors. However, there are more than two dozens of staff specialised in research.

Institute of Social Sciences has had four decades long tradition and represents one of the biggest social science research centres in the post-socialist world. Apart from theory the accent has been on empirically based projects and methodology, which are well supported by modern computer technology. The research programme is indicated by the names of research centres. It is increasingly linked with the international projects and networks. The research results are published nationally and in international journals and books, mainly in English language. The researchers have a good record according to various indexes, such as SSCI. They have been increasingly involved in applied and development research. This brings the Institute significant resources in addition to public funding.

The Institute participates in various European networks, such as, ECPR, TEPSA, COST. It's researchers have contributed several expert reports for the PHARE and CONSENSUS programmes. They have been involved in the country's accession activities. Increasingly they participate also in the EU oriented teaching programme including, International Relations Studies, European Studies and Masters in European Social Policy Analysis.

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 Danica Fink Hafner  Danica Fink Hafner

BA, MA, PhD (Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia) is Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Head of the Centre for Politological research at the Institute of Social Sceinces (at the same faculty) and Head of Master Studies in Policy analysis- European Aspects, (at the same faculty); she has been visiting professor at the European Public Policy Institute, University of Warwick, UK; Fulbright scholar, Oregon, USA; visiting scholar Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK; a coordinator of an international research project (ALIS project with Glasgow), lecturer in the international Masters Degree in European Social Policy Analysis, Vice-dean for research at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana.

Research Interests:
EU public policy making, policy networks formed in a multi-level (EU) decision-making environment, 'Europeanisation' of candidate state policy-making, lobbying in Brussels on behalf of the candidate state and civil society interests.

New Social Movements - Subjects of Political Innovation, Znanstvena kniznica FDV, Ljubljana, 1992 (in Slovene); Slovenian Agriculture and Europe, Znanstveno in publicisticno sredisce, Ljubljana, 1995 (in Slovene); "Into Europe? Perspectives from Britain and Slovenia", co-edited by DFH and Terry Cox, Znanstvena knjižnjica FDV, Ljubljana, 1996 (in English); "Making A New Nation: The Formation of Slovenia", co-edited by DFH and John R.Robbins, Dartmouth and Ashgate, 1997 (in English); chapters in books published by Alma Mater - Bergen; Avebury-Ashgate, England-USA; Edward Elgar - UK and USA; articles in the Journal of Communist Studies, the Canadian Slavonic Papers, the Journal of European Public Policy.

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