47 / 2018
Zvone Žigon

Between Business and Patriotism: The Ethnic Economy and Slovenians Outside Slovenia

The article describes various forms and characteristics of ethnic economies, and then focuses on the Slovenian expatriate ethnic community. The author finds that indivi­dual ethnic economies have their own specifics depending on their social and educational structure and their historical and political-geographic context. There is a long list of things to do in the Slovenian economy and politics in order to promote the development and implementation of the Slovenian ethnic economy model. However, the term “Slovenian emigrant” is gaining different connotations, as nowadays it can refer to students gaining experience abroad, professionals and daring entrepreneurs.
KEY WORDS: Slovenian emigration, ethnic economy, ethnic identity

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