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About Institute for Public Affairs

About Institute for Public Affairs

Established in 1997, Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) is an independent non-governmental organization associating experts of various fields. Its mission is to pursue values of open society and democratic political culture in public policies.

Within its 6 programs (Domestic Politics, Global Report on Slovakia, European Integration and Trans-Atlantic Relations, Civil Society, Ethnic Minorities, Public Opinion and Political Culture), IVO covers many aspects of Slovakia's transition.

IVO is among the largest institutions of its kind in Slovakia - the Institute has published up to 70 analytical publications, carried out dozens of public opinion surveys, organized a number of conferences and seminars and produced 9 documentaries. The staff of IVO, lead by its president Grigorij Meseznikov and honorary president Martin Butora, counts on 15 internal employees and nearly 60 regularly co-operating experts.

Institute for Public Affairs, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 15, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
Tel.: +421 2 5443 4030, Fax: +421 2 5443 4041, ipa@ivo.sk, www.ivo.sk.

 

Selected Publications of IVO

Slovakia 2002. A Global Report on the State of Society
Grigorij Mesežnikov (ed.), Miroslav Kollár (ed.), Tom Nicholson (ed.), 773 pages, 1100 grams
Analytical yearbook mapping out developments in all the important areas of public life (domestic politics, foreign and security policies, economy, education system, health care system, social policy, national minorities, civil society, culture, public opinion, human rights, environment and many other issues). This publication is the most frequently quoted information and analytical source on social development in Slovakia.

Price: €29.95 * | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

 

Čačipen pal o Roma. A Global Report on Roma in Slovakia
Michal Vašečka (ed.), Martina Juráksová (ed.), Tom Nicholson (ed.), 525 pages, 870 grams
Complex analysis of the situation of Roma minority in Slovakia (including history of the Roma , their cultural identity, relations with majority population, social situation, demographic trends, international context, etc). This publication is the is the first and one-of-a-kind comprehensive source of information on the lot of the Roma minority in Slovakia

Price: €29.90 * | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

 

Slovak Elections 2002: Results, Implications, Context
Grigorij Mesežnikov (ed.), Oľga Gyarfášová (ed.), Miroslav Kollár (ed.), Tom Nicholson (ed.), 290 pages, 510 grams
Comprehensive analysis of the results and the context of the 2002 parliamentary elections in Slovakia (including voting behavior, party system, pre-electoral campaign, media etc.) Includes comparisons of electoral results in Slovakia and other Visegrad countries.

Price: €19.90 * | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

 

Iraq Crisis and Politics in USA, Europe and V4 Countries
Marek Šťastný (ed.), 93 pages, 140 grams
A look at the war in Iraq and analysis of its impact on domestic politics in USA, Europe and V4 countries. Includes analysis of positions of key US presidential candidates and member of Bush Jr. administration towards the war in Iraq.

Price: €9.95 * | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

 

Slovakia after the Elections: Public Opinion, Political Players, Media
Grigorij Mesežnikov (ed.), 127 pages, 170 grams
Analytical up-date on the country's development since the 2002 parliamentary elections (including government's performance, public opinion, party policies, reforms, EU integration , political communication). The publication is enriched with comparative views from other Visegrad countries (i.e. Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland).

Price: €14.95 * | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

 

USA and Transatlantic Cooperation in the Attitude of Political Parties, Citizens and the Media in Slovakia
Grigorij Mesežnikov (ed.), Marek Šťastný (ed.), 48 pages, 160 grams
Collection of studies on public perception of US foreign policy, positions of political actors, media and selected segments of the population toward transatlantic relations.

Price: €9.95* | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

 

Europe and the United States - On Diverging paths?
František Šebej, 25 pg., 150 grams
Discussion of history and values of Europe-American relations including mutual stereotypes and points of contention. This publication also subjects to analysis the latest controversy - Iraq crisis.

Price: €4.95 * | Order this book | Order combination of IVO books |

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