The Road to the European Union, Volume 1

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Jacques Rupnik, Jan Zielonka
Manchester University Press, Nov 8, 2003 - Political Science - 293 pages
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This book, the first of two volumes, covers the preparation for accession to the European Union in the Czech and Slovak Republics. The chapters focus on the conceptual challenges facing the European Union as a result of the enlargement process, such as institutional reform, Europe's new borders and the cultural identity of an enlarged Union. Each chapter also identifies and analyzes the problems facing the individual East European applicant from a comparative perspective. It examines the causes and implications of the Czech-Slovak break up, and the two nations' separate road to the European Union.
  

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Contents

TABLES
3
Joining Europe together or separately? The implications of
16
Slovakias democratic awakening Martin Butora Zora Butorovd
51
The Czech road towards a consolidated democracy Steven Saxonberg
69
strengths and weaknesses
87
lessons from the Czech and Slovak
113
Who is in who is out? Citizenship nationhood democracy and European
138
Return to Europe? Patterns of Euroscepticism among the Czech and Slovak
164
Havel vs Klaus Peter Bugge
180
Local political elites perceptions of the EU Catherine Perron
199
Germany and the enlargement of the European Union to the Czech
220
Crossborder cooperation between Germany and the Czech Republic
250
Chronologies
271
Index
289
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Jacques Rupnik is Director of Research at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (C.E.R.I.) Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques Paris and Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Jan Zielonka is Professor of Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence.

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