The Nation State and the EU in the Perceptions of Political and Economic Elites: The Case of Serbia in Comparative Perspective

  title={The Nation State and the EU in the Perceptions of Political and Economic Elites: The Case of Serbia in Comparative Perspective},
  author={Mladen Lazi{\'c} and Vladimira Vuleti{\'c}},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1001 - 987}
AT THE TIME OF THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the political and economic elites (and the majority of the population for that matter) of each of these countries were faced with very different situations, which resulted in different positions vis-à-vis the European Union (EU). There were, of course, several basic common points which made the EU an attractive proposition: in economic terms it offered integration into the European capitalist market economy (which… 
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