Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism

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OUP Oxford, Feb 17, 2005 - Political Science - 360 pages
Europe Undivided analyzes how an enlarging EU has facilitated a convergence toward liberal democracy among credible future members of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe. It reveals how variations in domestic competition put democratizing states on different political trajectories after 1989, and how the EU's leverage eventually influenced domestic politics in liberal and particularly illiberal democracies. In doing so, Europe Undivided illuminates the changing dynamics of the relationship between the EU and candidate states from 1989 to 2004, and challenges policymakers to manage and improve EU leverage to support democracy, ethnic tolerance, and economic reform in other candidates and proto-candidates such as the Western Balkan states, Turkey, and Ukraine. Albeit not by design, the most powerful and successful tool of EU foreign policy has turned out to be EU enlargement - and this book helps us understand why, and how, it works.
 

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Contents

LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
Introduction
1Political Competition and the ReformTrajectories of PostCommunist States
2Liberal and Illiberal Democracy AfterCommunism
3The Passive Leverage of the European Union
The EU and Eastern Europe 198994
5The Active Leverage of the European Union
Reformingthe State and the Economy 19972004
8The Endgame of the Negotiations and the Future of an Enlarged European Union
Conclusion
LIST OF INTERVIEWS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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INDEX
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Making Political Systems More Competitive 19948

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