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EU integration and party politics in the Balkans. EPC Issue Paper No.77, September 2014

Stratulat, Corina and Konitzer, Andrew and Sošić, Marko and Marović, Jovana and Bandović, Igor and Vujačić, Marko and Kacarska, Simonida and Barbullushi, Odeta and Weber, Bodo (2014) EU integration and party politics in the Balkans. EPC Issue Paper No.77, September 2014. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Throughout the Balkan region, popularly elected leaders consistently fail to meet the democratic standards set by the EU and, more importantly, they fall short of their voters’ expectations. Distrust in representative institutions and disengagement from political life runs dramatically high among the people of the Balkan countries, and this generalised sense of dissatisfaction is starting to breed cynicism also towards the idea of a better future inside the Union. This study highlights the interplay between EU integration and national politics in the region, and that both are consequential for the quality of Balkan democracies, as well as reminiscent of the Western and Central and Eastern European experience.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-South-Eastern Europe (Balkans)
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > EPC Issue Paper
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2014 10:14
    Number of Pages: 130
    Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 14:11

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