• The complex phenomena of nationalism and racism necessitate, alongside their historical, socio-economic and geopolitical characteristics, analysing also their intertwining and interdependence in the present.
    Veronika Bajt on contemporary nationalism and racism
  • Politics of emancipation exists only in the processes of proclaiming, declaring and performing that appear as active thought-practice which is at the same time and without mediation stated and implemented by its protagonist activist, militant and is a result of a universal thought, where all differences disintegrate or become completely irrelevant.
    Lana Zdravković on politics of emancipation
  • Neoliberalism sees economic growth and technological innovations as the only means of social progress. It overlooks that in last century important social innovations were inspired by civil society movements for equality like feminism, antiracism, fight for human rights, movements for the rights of gays and lesbians and people with disabilities.
    Majda Hrženjak on the progressiveness of equality
  • Patriarchal power relations, victimisation and criminalisation is in prostitution maintained by the fact that prostitutes constitute a hidden social group and that legal policies are not based on their needs and interests.
    Iztok Šori on prostitution
  • For Slovenia, it's important to ratify the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. After all, in the past Slovenia as part of Yugoslavia as well as after declaring independence in 1991 contributed to statelessness with its then normative citizenship framework.
    Neža Kogovšek Šalamon on statelessness
  • The research work today is far from being dedicated to the issue of truth, it rather became an autopoietic function – of research itself.
    Vlasta Jalušić at the Round table of Free university about academic (in)equalityvideo
  • The state must provide redress for all victims of erasure, regardless of their status in Slovenia – they were all erased illegally and their rights were violated.
    Katarina Vučko on remedying the violations of human rights of the erased persons of Slovenia
  • The reasons for the expansion of anti-political and anti-media sentiment can be explained by the reflection of "post-democracy", the current situation in which democratic structures are becoming more and more empty, when classic party politics is transformed into a spectacle, and when the argumentative debate leading to rational decisions on matters of public relevance is replaced with one-line tweets.
    Mojca Pajnik, Mladina
  • Opposite sex couples may marry on Saturdays in Ljubljana Castle, while same-sex couples may register on a weekday in some office in Mačkova street. This resembles the American racist policy which kept the whites in the front and the black in the back of the bus.
    Roman Kuhar on discrimination
  • In order to achieve a more even and equitable distribution of goods, capital, or food, development policies and strategies are not enough. It is necessary to ensure policy coherence in all areas that have any influence on the development field or the development of "developing countries".
    Maja Ladić on development policies

Public statements | 26/10/2018

Dr. Iztok Šori Appointed as Director of the Peace Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

The Peace Institute, a private non-profit research institute based in Ljubljana, has a new director: Dr. Iztok Šori took over the leadership from Dr. Neža Kogovšek Šalamon.
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