Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe: Successes and failures of the European Union (Hardback) book cover

Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe

Successes and failures of the European Union

By Luca Tomini

© 2015 – Routledge

180 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138716643
pub: 2017-02-07
$53.95
x
Hardback: 9781138831827
pub: 2015-06-09
$148.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315736358
pub: 2015-05-22
from $53.95
$48.56


FREE Standard Shipping!
Look Inside

Description

At first, it was believed that accession to the EU would have a positive effect on the process of democratization in former communist countries. However, over time it became clear that difficulties with the democratic system endured in a number of these countries.

This book reconsiders the results of the process of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe and evaluates the nature and effectiveness of the Europeanization process. It comparatively explores the process of democratic consolidation and accession to the European Union in Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Using these case studies, the book assesses the impact of the EU on the accountability and integrity of governments in this part of Europe.

This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of democratization studies, European studies, EU studies, transition studies, area studies, and international relations.

Reviews

'Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe is an important book. Although empirically researched in 2011–12 its key arguments map much of the territory that will preoccupy scholars trying to make sense of Central and Eastern Europe’s current democratic malaise…'

Sean Hanley, UCL SSEES, Slavonic and East European Review

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Effective Control and Proper Exercise of the Executive Power: Between Democratic Consolidation and Europeanization 2 Democratic Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe: Domestic Factors, Paths and Outcomes 3 The External Influence on Democracy of the European Union: Strategies, Tools and Limits 4 Building Democratic and Accountable Governments 5 Ensuring Integrity: Between Political Behaviour and Policy-making 6 Accountability and Integrity: Between National Paths and European Pressures 7 Conclusions

About the Author

Luca Tomini is Chargé de Recherche FNRS at the University of Brussels and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

About the Series

Democratization Studies

(Formerly Democratization Studies, Frank Cass)

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General