UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Political Contestation, State Capture and European Integration in South Eastern Europe

23 February 2015, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Room 347, SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

A special guest lecture by Milada Anna Vachudova, followed by wine reception. 
All welcome.

Milada Anna Vachudova specialises in the democratisation of postcommunist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union and the impact of international actors on domestic politics.  Her book, Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration After Communism, analyses how the leverage of an enlarging EU has influenced domestic politics and facilitated a convergence toward liberal democracy among credible future members of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe.

Europe Undivided has been awarded the XIIth Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. This is a major international prize awarded biennially by the International Social Science Council. Europe Undivided is also a co-winner of the 2006 Marshall Shulman Prize awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.  Professor Vachudova is now working on her second book project comparing the experience of democratisation and international engagement in the Western Balkans since 1995.


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Professor Vachudova is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has held fellowships and research grants from the European University Institute in Italy, the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, the European Union Center at Columbia University, the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, the National Science Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1991. As a Marshall Scholar and a member of St. Antony’s College, she completed a D.Phil. in the Faculty of Politics at the University of Oxford in 1997.​

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