Soziale Bewegungen, Politische Linke und Nationale Frage der Slowenen (1848-1991)
Keywords:Soziale Bewegung, Slowenien, Linke, Nationale Frage, Social Movement, Slovenia, Left, National Identity
AbstractThe author scrutinizes the relations between social movements and the national guestion as they developed in the Slovene-speaking regions during a period of 150 years, starting with the revolution of 1848 and ending with the declaration of independence in 1991. The geographical framework being rather narrow, a perspective of longue durée has been chosen. The contacts between the movements within the society, the political programs and the cultural practice on the one hand and the search for a national identity and an international role on the other are investigated. An attempt is made to explain why the idea of an independent state - despite the growing integration in the European Union - has achieved such a strong consensus in the Slovene society, invoking some of the political programs which had mobilized a large part of the population during the last two centuries.