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"European Neighborhood Policy: Political Conditionality and its Impact on Democracy in Non-Candidate Neighboring Countries"

Schimmelfennig, Frank. (2005) "European Neighborhood Policy: Political Conditionality and its Impact on Democracy in Non-Candidate Neighboring Countries". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (In Press)

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      Abstract

      The paper analyzes the potential impact of the EU’s European Neighborhood Policy on democracy and human rights in the partner countries. On the one hand, the political conditionality advocated in the ENP documents is consistent with the general approach the EU has taken toward the institutionalization of its relations with nonmember countries. A data-based analysis of the political impact of Partnership and Cooperation Agreements with the Eastern European ENP countries and of the Barcelona Process shows, however, that political conditionality has been neither consistent nor effective and there are no reasons to believe that this will change under ENP. I argue that this is not primarily due to the inconsistency of political conditionality but to the combination of weak external incentives and high domestic adaptation costs. A case study of Belarus illustrates this conjecture.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: European Neighborhood Policy (ENP); Belarus.
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > human rights & democracy initiatives
      Countries > Belarus
      EU policies and themes > External relations > European Neighbourhood Policy
      EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Mediterranean/Union for the Mediterranean
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
      ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2005
      Page Range: p. 33
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:26
      URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3302

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