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Inštitucionálne zázemie zahraničnej politiky SR
Institutional Background of Foreign Policy of the Slovak Republic

Author(s): Pavol Lukáč
Subject(s): Politics, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Public Administration, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2000; foreign policy; institutions; institutional background; Convent on European Future of Slovakia; EU; basic rights; government; evaluation;
Summary/Abstract: The objective of my presentation is to reflect on the role of institutions in the process of forming the Slovak foreign policy and their transformation and effectiveness. Almost eight years have passed since the establishment of the sovereign state in 1993 and this is a relatively short term (under normal conditions two regular election periods), in our case a complicated one due to periods of government of V. Meciar directed towards an extraordinary polarization of society what has also effected forming of character of many political institutions. In several of my articles I tried to bring the attention to the influence of four basic actors in the sphere of foreign policy, namely: personalities, elite, institutions and conceptions. I would like to call attention to this model again so that we may understand our discourse on institutions in close connection with the other above-mentioned actors. It goes without saying that in this contribution, which is limited by time and space I cannot offer a deep analysis only a critical glossary. I will focus my attention on the following institutions: the President of the SR, Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, educational institutions and new informal institutional initiatives.

  • Page Range: 73-78
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2001
  • Language: Slovak