The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe (Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series) / Edition 1

The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe (Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series) / Edition 1

by Frank Schimmelfennig, Ulrich Sedelmeier
     
 

ISBN-10: 080148961X

ISBN-13: 9780801489617

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cornell University Press

In May 2004, eight former Eastern Bloc countries joined the European Union: the three Baltic republics, Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak republics, and Slovenia. What is involved in "accession"? How have accession dynamics affected and been affected by the domestic politics of candidate countries and their adoption of EU rules?

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In May 2004, eight former Eastern Bloc countries joined the European Union: the three Baltic republics, Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak republics, and Slovenia. What is involved in "accession"? How have accession dynamics affected and been affected by the domestic politics of candidate countries and their adoption of EU rules?

In this carefully designed volume of original essays, the editors have brought together a group of scholars with firsthand research experience in the new member-states of Central and Eastern Europe. Framed by opening and concluding chapters by Frank Schimmelfennig and Ulrich Sedelmeier that outline several aspects of preparation for accession, the empirical case studies discuss a variety of topics, including democracy and human rights, the reform of state administrations and economic, social, and environmental policies. This book demonstrates the importance of the credibility and the costs of accession conditionality for the adoption of EU rules in Central and Eastern Europe.

Contributors: Liliana B. Andonova, Colby College; Antoaneta L. Dimitrova, Leiden University; Stefan Engert, Darmstadt University of Technology; Rachel Epstein, University of Denver; Heather Grabbe, Centre for European Reform and Oxford University; Adrienne Héritier, European University Institute; Wade Jacoby, Brigham Young University; Heiko Knobel, Darmstadt University of Technology; Frank Schimmelfennig, Mannheim Center for European Social Research; Guido Schwellnus, Queen's University of Belfast; Ulrich Sedelmeier, Central European University; Beate Sissenich, Indiana University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489617
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : conceptualizing the Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe1
2The impact of EU political conditionality29
3The adoption of nondiscrimination and minority protection rules in Romania, Hungary, and Poland51
4Europeanization and civil service reform in Central and Eastern Europe71
5External incentives and lesson-drawing in regional policy and health care91
6Regulating the flow of people across Europe112
7The Europeanization of environmental policy in Central and Eastern Europe135
8The transfer of EU social policy to Poland and Hungary156
9Diverging effects of social learning and external incentives in Polish central banking and agriculture178
10Europeanization research east and west : a comparative assessment199
11Conclusions : the impact of the EU on the accession countries210

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