Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Petr Kaniok has published (with Robert Majer) in Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe a study Small Countries in the EU: The Czech Republic Case. This study analyses data obtained from 10 interviews with Czech diplomats and uses concept of small states. It finds that although the Czech Republic fulfils the conditions for the behaviour of a small country, it cannot adequately balance the limits that arise from this fact. As an explanation for this discrepancy, the study offers the low level of socialization of the Czech Republic in the EU and reluctance to accept the role of a small member state.