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How EU Membership Can Undermine Rule of Law


Jan. 27, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture " How European Union Membership Can Undermine the Rule of Law in Emerging Democracies," a talk by Jon Slapin, associate professor of political science, University of Houston

Through strict membership conditions, the EU forces new member states to undergo costly and difficult reforms designed to ensure the rule of law in the new members. Dr. Slapin contends that, under certain conditions, these reforms could undermine the rule of law in transitional democracies. Dr. Slapin’s argument has serious implications for democratic powers’ efforts to encourage democratization in countries undergoing complex social, economic and political transitions.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts dean's office and co-sponsored by UNLV’s Departments of Political Science, Sociology and History