Abstract

The development of modern parties in Slovenia started in the 1890s when parties representing three ideological families (conservative, liberal and social democratic) were established (Prunk, 1992). In the period before WWII there were several cleavages in the Slovenian party arena, although liberalism-conservatism (clericalism)1 was the main one, and the social-democratic ideological segment was weak (Fink-Hafner, 1999, p. 116). Due to the pre-modern social structure of Slovenia’s population before WWII (Prunk, 2011)2 — when up to two-thirds of the population were farmers — the fact that the Social Democratic Party was much weaker than the conservative (clerical) and liberal parties is no surprise.

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