1st Edition

EU Induced Institutional Change in Post-Soviet Space Promoting Reforms in Moldova and Ukraine

By Ryhor Nizhnikau Copyright 2019
    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book analyses the role of the European Union in the process of institutional change in its Eastern neighbourhood and explains why EU policies arrive at contradictory outcomes at the sectoral level. Combining EU studies approaches with insights from the fields of new institutionalism, international development studies and transnationalisation, it explains how the EU policies contribute to rule persistence or lead to institutional change.

    Highlighting the importance of investigating how the policies of external intervention interact with domestic institutions, the book also provides a coherent presentation of the political and economic problems of Ukraine and Moldova and a comparative analysis in key areas at critical junctures of their development.

    This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics and more broadly to International Relations, post-Soviet and Russian studies.

    1. Introduction  2. Theorising Institutional Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood  3. Reforming Ukraine: The EU’s Institutional Change in Ukraine’s Migration Sector  4. The EU’s Institutional Change in the Environmental Protection Sector  5. Reforming Moldova: The EU’s Institutional Change in Moldova’s Migration Sector  6. EU-Induced Institutional Change in Moldova’s Environmental Protection Sector  7. EU-Induced Change in the Neighbourhood: Lessons from Ukraine and Moldova  8. Conclusion


    Ryhor Nizhnikau is Senior Researcher Fellow in the EU’s Neighbourhood and Russia Programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland.