grants Considered from the Perspective of Slovene Sociology
On the basis of as complete a survey as possible of the contents and results of sociological work, research, contributions, doctoral and masters' work and undergraduate theses, the paper points, through analysis, to questions and problems left unaddressed in the past which continue to hold significance for future investigation.
This paper offers a survey of Sociological texts and an analysis of their contents and achievements. The analysis contains all sociological research on Slovene emigration, undergraduate theses, masters' theses, and doctoral dissertations on the topic of Slovene emigration which were defended at faculties of the University of Ljubljana; contributions published in the major Slovene social science journal Migracijske teme (»Migration Themes”) and Slovene Studies and documentation from projects yet to be carried out.
This analytical review highlights the key results which research on the topic of migration led to in conjunction with consideration of sociological reflection and its methodology. Through the portrayal of achievements, the bele lise in current sociological research are uncovered. The paper concludes with the burning questions for the future, to mention a few - the question of Slovene immigrants in Other areas of the former Yugoslavia, contemporary processes of European integration and regionalization and their influence om migration policy and in connection with this, the search for the possibility of establishing cultural pluralism as an alternative to assimilation processes the most recent understanding of the threat of a new brain drain, the terminological confusion reigning in the field of studying the issue of emigration.