Directed by Tim Haughton and funded by the Leverhulme Trust (The project ran from August 2004 until May 2006)
This project examined the impact of EU membership on Slovakia, but also placed the experience of that new, member state in comparative perspective. The project sought to explain inter alia the stance taken by the government on further European integration, the evolving institutional architecture, dynamics in public opinion, the limited impact of Europe on party politics, and the impact of EU membership on the aims and conduct of foreign policy.
Leading scholars working on Slovakia and the new member states from around the world including Vladimir Bilcik, Nida Gelazis, John Gould, Olga Gyarfasova, Danica Fink-Hafner, Sharon Fisher, Karen Henderson, Vladimir Krivy, Erik Lastic, Darina Malova, Geoffrey Pridham, Marek Rybar and Peter Ucen presented papers at the workshops in Bratislava, Birmingham and London, sharing ideas and insights with ERI staff (Heiko Fritz, Kerry Longhurst Michelle Pace and Kataryna Wolczuk) In addition, the British Ambassador, Judith MacGregor, contributed to the discussion at the Bratislava seminars.
Darina Malova and Tim Haughton, ‘The Causes and Consequences of Slovakia’s Stance on Further European Integration’
Darina Malova and Tim Haughton ‘Challenge from the Pace-Setting Periphery: The Causes and Consequences of Slovakia’s Stance on Further European Integration’ in Wojciech Sadurski et al. (eds.), Après Enlargement: Taking Stock of the Immediate Legal and Political Responses to the Accession of Central and Eastern European States to the EU (Florence: Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies), chapter 17.
Geoffrey Pridham, New Member State Comparisons: Slovakia and Latvia