The Effectiveness and Limits of EU Conditionality

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Lenka Fedorová

Changing Domestic Policies in Slovakia (1989 – 2004)

ISBN 978-3-643-11046-6
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2011
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Europäisierung –

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This study examines domestic policies in Slovakia from the collapse of
communism in 1989 until its EU accession in 2004. It traces policy changes
in Slovak healthcare, regional policy, agriculture, and minority
protection and assesses the capacity of domestic political actors and
external agents to shape the policy arrangements and institutional
environment in a democratizing state aspiring to join the EU. The study
addresses the issues of democratic transition and consolidation in EU
candidate states, evaluates the effectiveness and limits of EU
conditionality in the respective policy domains, and contributes to
current debates on democratization, Europeanization, and policy transfer.

Lenka Fedorová holds an M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian
Studies from Stanford University and a PhD in Political Science from the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. She lives and works in the Czech