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"EU Influence on Party Politics in Slovakia"

Henderson, Karen. (2005) "EU Influence on Party Politics in Slovakia". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (Unpublished)

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      Slovakia’s uneasy relationship with the EU in the 1990s presents new insights into Europeanization and political parties as it appears to be a rare case where the EU has led to party system change at national level. This was accompanied by delayed Europeanization of political debate at both public and party level. Initially, views on the EU corresponded to levels of support for the post-communist reform project. However, as acceptability to the EU and the international community became identified with governmental competence, anti-reform parties were either politically marginalized or changed their political outlook and hence also their coalition potential. This is significant as it is likely also to occur in countries involved in future enlargement waves.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Party system change.
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
      Countries > Slovak Republic
      EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political parties
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 17 May 2005
      Page Range: p. 24
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:25

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