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2004 | 36 | 3 | 185-217
Article title

YOUNG PEOPLE IN BRATISLAVA AND PRAGUE: NATIONAL AND SUPRA-NATIONAL IDENTITIES

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The split of Czechoslovakia is a challenge for politicians and sociologists even after a decade. An answer is sought to the question of whether the actions of the political elite were justified in the light of the commencement of European integration and the complicated split of the big federations (Yugoslavia and Soviet Union) with the consequences for peace and European stability. An answer is sought to the question of whether the Slovak or Czech public would support or refuse their decision if they had been given a referendum on the matter. In 2003, Slovakia, along with the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia and Malta, successfully concluded pre-accession negotiations for EU membership (guarantee of implementing the standards of democratic governance), which officially begins on May 1st 2004. Being more enthusiastic for the newly independent Slovak Republic does not necessarily translate itself into lesser enthusiasm about Europe and European Union. However, young people from the Bratislava consider being future EU citizens as more important than young people from the Prague The young citizens of Bratislava have much greater expectations in Slovakia's EU membership at the level of 'being' in Europe than 'having' something from Europe. Slovakia will gain by EU membership a certificate of democratic country and 'the Slovak chair at the European table'
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36
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3
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185-217
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ARTICLE
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  • L. Machacek, Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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