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Introduction to political sciences

Temelji politologije

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (45 hours of lectures, 15 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Igor Lukšič


  • Assoc. Prof. Marinko Banjac
  • Asst. Prof. Tomaž Pušnik
  • Asst. Prof. Blaž Vrečko Ilc






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Communication studies - Marketing Communication and Public Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Journalism
  • Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State
  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

Introduction in concepts of political sciences. Development of the concept of politics from ancient use to contemporary neoliberal declination of politics as the highest good. Politics and ethics. Main fields and institutions of political sciences in the world. Main schools in political sciences. Political values: liberty, equality, solidarity, peace, tolerance, harmony. Political doctrines: liberalism, conservatism, socialism, communism, anarchism, corporatism, pluralism, elitism, comunitarism. Political actors: civil society, state, nation, party, lobby, interest organization. Representation, participation and interest mediation. Theories and main characteristics of democracy. Brief overview of history of political ideas: Plato, Augustinus, Tomas of Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Hegel, Marx. Europeization. Classification of political systems.

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