The role and importance of veteran organisations in modern societies Cover Image

Vloga in pomen veteranskih organizacij v sodobnih družbah
The role and importance of veteran organisations in modern societies

Author(s): Vladimir Prebilič, Jelena Juvan
Subject(s): Military history, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Slovenia; War for Slovenia;Defensive War 1991; 1991; war veterans; veteran organisations;

Summary/Abstract: As the historical memory of the war efforts of the society is getting increasingly remote and profound, the question of the role and importance of veteran organisations is becoming more and more topical. The issues associated with the veteran bonuses, provided for by the law, which we otherwise define with the concept of the functional imperative of veteran organisations, are coming to the forefront. At the same time the possibilities for the substantive integration of the individuals or veteran organisations as a whole into the functioning of the civil and social communities as well as the system of education and schooling are becoming less evident and are, as a rule, overlooked. This can be defined with the role of the social imperative, which defines the former in the long term. The fact that veteran organisations move away from the modern functioning of the societies means that the potentially significant experience, knowledge and understanding, vital for a more successful development and perhaps prevention of the repetition of certain mistakes from the recent history of the nations, may be lost.

  • Issue Year: 54/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 259-273
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Slovenian