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New Book: The Impact of European Institutions on the Rule of Law and Democracy, Slovenia and Beyond (Matej Avbelj, Jernej Letnar Cernic)

Matej Avbelj and Jernej Letnar Cernic just published “The Impact of European Institutions on the Rule of Law and Democracy, Slovenia and Beyond” (Hart Publishing, 2020). Abstract: Since 2010 the European Union has been plagued by crises of democracy and the rule of law, which have been spreading from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), catching many by surprise. This book argues that the professed success of the 2004 big bang enlargement mirrored the Potemkin villages erected in the new Member States on their accession to Europe. Slovenia is a prime example. Since its independence and throughout the accession process, Slovenia…