Joining a Prestigious Club: Cooperation with Europarties and Its Impact on Party Development in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine 2004-2015

Joining a Prestigious Club: Cooperation with Europarties and Its Impact on Party Development in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine 2004-2015

by Maria Shagina, Kataryna Wolczuk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783838270845
Publisher: Ibidem Press
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Maria Shagina studied political science at the Universities of Lucerne, Zurich, and Birmingham as a fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her articles have appeared in the Central European University Political Science Journal, the open access journal Euxeinos: Governance and Culture in the Black Sea Region, and in the UNISCI Discussion Papers series.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Tables and Figures
Foreword by Kataryna Wolczuk
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. Research Framework
2.1 Theoretical Framework: Socialisation and Norm Diffusion
2.2 Explanatory Model
2.3 Case Selection and Methodology
2.4 Operationalisation
2.5 Data Collection

3. Understanding the Context of Cooperation
3.1 Historical and Institutional Development of the Europarties
3.2 Party Development in Post-Communist Countries

4. Finding Each Other: Process of Application and Identification
4.1 Application and Selection Process
4.2 Identifying a Suitable Europarty

5. Incentive Structures for Cooperation
5.1 Motives for the Europarties
5.2 Motives for the non-EU parties

6. Impact on Ideological Profiles
6.1 Ideological Match: Fitting into the European Party Family
6.2 Analysing the Ideological Match

7. Impact on Organisational Structure
7.1 Organisational Changes in Mother Parties, Youth and Women’s Branches
7.2 Analysing the Organisational Changes

8. Impact on Inter-Party Behaviour
8.1 Inter-Party Relationships between Sister Parties
8.2 Inter-Party Cooperation across the Europarties
8.3 Analysing the Inter-Party Behaviour

9. Conclusions
9.1 Key Empirical Findings
9.2 Comparative Analysis
9.3 Impact on the Party System
9.4 Impact on the Europarties
9.5 Limitations
9.6 Future Research Trajectories

Bibliography
Interviews
Official Documents
Party Documents
Literature

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