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"Designing Democracy is the first systematic and in-depth study of the effects of the EU's democratic conditionality, originally set out in the Copenhagen conditions of 1993, on the new political systems of Central and Eastern Europe." Using new material drawn from extensive elite interviews in several of these countries as well as Brussels, the book throws much light on how far the EU enlargement process has really strengthened these new post-Communist democracies following their transitions in the 1990s. ...
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Designing Democracy

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Overview

"Designing Democracy is the first systematic and in-depth study of the effects of the EU's democratic conditionality, originally set out in the Copenhagen conditions of 1993, on the new political systems of Central and Eastern Europe." Using new material drawn from extensive elite interviews in several of these countries as well as Brussels, the book throws much light on how far the EU enlargement process has really strengthened these new post-Communist democracies following their transitions in the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230568792
  • Publisher: Palgrave-UK-USA
  • Publication date: 5/11/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • File size: 506 KB

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Bristol is Professor of Politics, University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

1 Theoretical perspectives on European enlargement and democratisation 1
2 The EU's conditionality strategy : its development before and after the fall of communism 25
3 EU enlargement, democratisation and domestic politics in post-communist Europe : patterns and problems of motivation 63
4 Post-communist accession governments : policy orientation, institutional adjustment and implementing democratic conditionality 97
5 The political arena and intermediary actors in candidate countries : political parties, opinion-makers and public impacts 145
6 The socio-economic arena and deepening democracy : economic transformation, civil society and ethnic minorities in candidate countries 191
Conclusion : Europeanisation and democratisation - convergent, parallel or conflicting processes? 219
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