Igor Lukšič

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Igor Lukšič
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Minister for Education and Sports
In office
21 November 2008 – 10 February 2012
Prime MinisterBorut Pahor
Preceded byMilan Zver
Succeeded byŽiga Turk
Personal details
Born (1961-03-31) 31 March 1961 (age 58)
Novo Mesto, FPR Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political partySocial Democrats
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana

Igor Lukšič (born 3 December 1961) is a Slovenian political scientist, politician and was president of the Slovenian Social Democrats (June 2012–May 2014). Between November 2008 and February 2012, he served as Minister of Education in the center-left government of Borut Pahor.

Lukšič was born in Novo Mesto in the People's Republic of Slovenia, then part of FPR Yugoslavia. He obtained his PhD at the University of Ljubljana in 1993. He started his academic career as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana in 1986. Subsequently, he became Assistant Professor in 1993 and Associate Professor in 1998. In 1999 he became vice dean and in 2001 dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana.[1] Currently he works as a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana; between 2008 and 2011 he was a minister of Education and Sport. Until 22 March 2009 he was a vice president of Social Democrats in Slovenia.

On 2 June 2012 he was elected president of the Slovenian Social Democrats.[2] After his party won only one MEP seat in European Parliament election, he resigned as party president.[3]

Books written[edit]

  • Demokracija v pluralni družbi - Preverjanje veljavnosti konsociativne teorije (Democracy in a plural society), 1991
  • Liberalizem versus korporativizem (Liberalism versus Corporativism), 1994, ISBN 961-6014-16-1
  • Politični sistem Republike Slovenije (The political system of the Republic of Slovenia), 2001, ISBN 961-6294-31-8


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Political offices
Preceded by
Milan Zver
Minister for Education and Sports
Succeeded by
Žiga Turk
Party political offices
Preceded by
Borut Pahor
Leader of the Social Democrats
Succeeded by
Dejan Židan