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The road to the European Union. Vol. 1, The Czech and Slovak republics

A number of experts focus upon the conceptual challenges facing the European Union as a result of the enlargement process. This first volume of a set identifies and analyses the causes and implications of the Czech-Slovak rupture. It considers their separate routes towards integration into the EU
Print Book, English, 2003
Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2003
304 pages ; 24 cm.
9780719065965, 9780719065972, 0719065968, 0719065976
Introduction - enlargement and the study of European integration, Jan Zielonka; joining Europe together or separately? - the implications of the Czecho-Slovak divorce for EU enlargement, Jacques Rupnik; Slovakia's democratic awakening, Martin Butora, Zora Butorova and Grigorij Meseznikov; the Czech road towards a consolidated democracy, Steven Saxonberg; the Czech Republic as an EU candidate - strengths and weaknesses, Michael Leigh; EU policies towards Slovakia - carrots and sticks of political conditionality, Darina Malova and Marek Rybar; the economic criteria for EU accession - lessons from the Czech and Slovak Republics, Susan Senior-Nello; who is in, who is out? - citizenship, nationhood, democracy, and European integration in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Tibor Papp; return to Europe? - patterns of euroscepticism among the Czech and Slovak political parties, Petr Kopecky and Peter Ucen; Czech perceptions of the perspective of EU membership - Havel vs Klaus, Peter Bugge; local political elite's perception of EU, Catherine Perron; Germany and the enlargement of the European Union to the Czech Republic, Anne Bazin; cross-border co-operation between Germany and the Czech Republic, Emil J. Kirchner; chronology of the Slovak Republic's accession to the EU; chronology of the Czech Republic's accession to the EU.