Tom Hashimoto, LL.M., FHEA, is Director of MSc in Financial Economics program at ISM University of Management and Economics, Lecturer at Vistula University, and Teaching Fellow in Political Economy at the OSCE Academy. He is a recipient of Career Integration Fellowship from CERGE-EI, and is DPhil Candidate in Financial Geography at the University of Oxford.
Michael Rhimes, LLB (Hons) (Lond), BCL (Oxon) is Fourth référendaire to Judge Christopher Vajda, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg. He has wide interests in the law, having previously published on trade defense measures and standing under EU law.
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Introduction: Reviewing 2014, Welcoming 2017, and Envisioning 2020
Tom Hashimoto and Michael Rhimes
Part 1: Law – Developing Norms
1 Towards Adverse Spillover Effect? The Judicialization of the EU and the Changing Nature of Judicial Governance after Enlargement
Mariusz Jerzy Golecki
2 Europeanization of the Hungarian Legal Order: From Convergence to Cancellation?
Tamas Dezso Ziegler and Balázs Horváthy
3 The Use of Referendum in Central and Eastern Europe after EU Accession
4 Special Economic Zones in Poland: A Black Hole Swallowing State Budget or a Messiah for Regional Development?
Part 2: Politics – Skepticism
5 (Dis)Trusting the European Union? On the Evolving Variety of Euroskepticism in Central and Eastern Europe
6 Václav Klaus as a Driver of Czech Euroskepticism
Vratislav Havlík and Ondřej Mocek
7 Poland and the Re-categorization of the Eurozone Entry: From a Legal Obligation to a Political Issue
Anna Visvizi and Paweł Tokarski
Part 3: Society – Education and Values
8 Emerging European Geographies: The Erasmus Program and Its Effect on the East–west Divide in Time of Economic Crisis
Amelia Hadfield and Robert Summerby-Murray
9 Slovenian Soft Power Capabilities in the European Context: Missed Opportunities of Cultural Diplomacy and Erasmus Student Exchange Program
Ana Bojinović Fenko and Jure Požgan
10 The Harmonization of Laws on Same-Sex Unions in Post-Communist Post-Accession Countries
Part 4: EU Policy – From Within to Without
11 Poland and the Common Security and Defense Policy: Potential Leader 207?
12 Prague on a Mission: Emphasizing Democracy Promotion within EU Foreign Policy
13 The Forgotten Chapter? Post-accession Development Policy of Central and Eastern Europe
Simon Lightfoot and Balázs Szent-Iványi
14 Slovak Parliament’s Involvement in the EU Agenda: Kosovo’s Independence and the Policy of Non-Recognition
Part 5: Russia – Beyond the EU
15 The European Union and Russia during the Two Waves of Enlargement: New Political and Implementation Rationales on Old Issues
16 EU-Russia Cooperation on Energy Efficiency: An Unexpected Benefit of Regional Interdependence between Russia and the CEE Member States?
17 The European Union’s Influence over Media Discourse on Renewable Energy Sources in Russia