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Institute of Political Sciences SAS
Cesta Slovenska k samostatnému štátu (1989-1993)
Program: Other projects
Project leader: PhDr. Pekník Miroslav CSc.
Duration: 1.11.2018 - 31.12.2023
Dr. Ivan Markovič and his generation in Slovak politics
Dr. Ivan Markovič a jeho generácia v slovenskej politike
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Goněc Vladimír DrSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to contribute, based on the research into the political, journalistic and educational work of Ivan Markovič himself and of his generation, to the broadening and deepening of the scope of knowledge of Slovak politics of the 19th and 20th centuries - the history of Slovak political thinking and Slovak political figures, particularly of the phenomenon of Slovaks in the Czechoslovak Legions.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2021
Myth and cult of the Slovak State in historical and social discourse after 1945 (birth, development trends and reflections in political culture)
Mýtus a kult Slovenského štátu v historicko-spoločenskom diskurze po roku 1945 (zrod, vývojové tendencie a odrazy v politickej kultúre)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kmeť Norbert CSc.
Annotation:The aim of project is to identify the anatomy of mythic narrative and cult of the Slovak State (1939-1945), which essentially influence the historical awareness of Slovak society up to these days. It is the very first effort to analyze the process of their construction, evolution tendencies and metamorphoses in Slovakia and exile after 1945. The research team, composed of historian, literary historians and political scientists, intends to focus on aspects of Slovak State, which are subject of persisting controversies in historical and social discourse (making-of the cult of personality of Slovak State´s leaders, making of the regime´s narrative, ideological pillars, as well as the social, economic and ideological myths). Additional value is, that besides comparative reflection of mentioned aspects in transnational perspective, the project bridges the past with present and analyzes, what role did the myth and cult of the Slovak State play in historical and social discourse and political culture after 1989.
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2022
The Image of the
Obraz „Iného“ v slovenskej politike po roku 1989
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Marušiak Juraj PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to analyse political discourse in Slovakia using the theory of symbolic power (P. Bourdieu) and the theory of social dominance (Sidanius - Pratto). The process of "othering" by means of external construction of the identity of individual actors, i.e., by categorization, is considered one of the key aspects of the formation and reproduction of the hierarchical relations in the domestic and foreign policy of Slovakia. Our aim is to identify the role of the "othering" in the political interaction. Project is focused on the formation of the relations of symbolic power and on the tools applied in its framework. We will analyze the influence of categorization of particular groups on their role in the public life. Research team will be focused on the question, to what extent is the creation of "Other" relevant in political interactions and to what extent does it affect the relations of symbolic power? Our research will be conducted on the levels of domestic and foreign policy of Slovakia.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022
Leading figures of Slovak politics and extremism.
Osobnosti slovenskej politiky a extrémizmus
Program: Other projects
Project leader: PhDr. Pekník Miroslav CSc.
Duration: 1.9.2017 - 31.12.2021
The place of social sciences and humanities in society: their limitations and possibilities
Postavenie sociálnych a humanitných vied v spoločnosti: ich možnosti a limity
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Kmeť Norbert CSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to demonstrate the benefits and relevance of selected social (sociology, economics) and human sciences (philosophy, historiography, literary science) and to analyze their place in culture and society. Four major hypotheses will be tested in each of the participating discipline in order to achieve the integrative goal. The project aims to clarify the relationship, interaction and communication of these disciplines with society, and to explicitly state the possibilities and limits of social and human sciences in the process of thematising current socio-cultural challenges.
Duration: 1.7.2019 - 30.6.2023
Priorities of the Central and Eastern European Countries in the Context of the Energy Union
Priority krajín strednej a východnej Európy v kontexte Energetickej únie
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Marušiak Juraj PhD.
Annotation:Project ENERGIES (Energy Priorities) studies positions of Central and Eastern European EU member states toward the Energy Union proposal that is European Commission's project aiming to unite currently fragmented EU energy policy. Member countries have a key position when it comes to further development of energy policy at the EU level as they decide about support of individual proposals presented within the Energy Union. The main research question studies the determinants of member states‘ support of the Energy Union. ENERGIES project has three main aims: a) to analyse the development of integration in energy policy area at the EU level in connection to Energy Union proposal; b) to examine positions of Central and Eastern European countries in this area and c) to study the sources of these countries’ preferences (support or opposition) towards Energy Union. The project will analyse issues connected to the Energy Union that are crucial for the Central and Eastern European countries. In order to fulfil the objectives of the project primary empirical research will be conducted. Semi-structured expert interviews will be conducted with representatives of member states at the domestic level as well as at the level of permanent representations in Brussels and with the representatives of EU institutions VV 2016 Základný výskum APVV-16-0062 Akronym: ENERGIES 01.06.2017 10:40 Strana/Page: 2 (especially the European Commission, but also the Council of the EU and the European Parliament). The project will aim to publish its result in high-impact peer review international journals, but will also focus on policy-relevant outputs. The knowledge in energy policy area gained during the execution of the project will be used in the midterm period as the EU faces several energy-related challenges connected to changes in supply of energy sources to the EU (termination of transit through Ukraine and Brotherhood pipeline, building of Nord Stream 2 and/or Turkish stream pipeline) as well as in connection with further development of renewable sources of energy and co-calle.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021
Developmental trends in contemporary capitalism - contradictions and conflicts
Tendencie vývoja súčasného kapitalizmu – protirečenia a konflikty
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Dinuš Peter PhD.
Annotation:As a rule, the current system of organizing society has been defined as capitalist not only by the Marxists or by other critical authors; this circumstance also determines one’s approach to understanding the problems of its workings and development as well as the ways of how these problems are tackled. Based on the fact of the system’s existence, the project will aim to grasp its contradictory nature. In examining the contradictions of capitalism, historical materialism and other, more recent, socio-critical theories also apply the aspect of their class conditioning, which evolves in conjunction with the changes in economic, political and cultural life of society. This will provide a basis for the analysis of ever-deepening socio-economic and political contradictions of global capitalism with strong neoliberal orientation, and of the escalating conflict in these areas of social life. The analysis constitutes part of a comprehensive examination of the current state of affairs and of developmental trends.
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2023

The total number of projects: 8