Charting the path from intervention to integration Europe and the Post-Yugoslav Space examines the role of Europeanization on the development of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo may have a shared history but their experiences, views and attitudes to European integration vary dramatically. Opinion within each state is often equally as keenly divided as to the benefits of active membership. The debate within each country and their comparative differences in approach provide fascinating case studies on the importance and relevance of the EU and the effectiveness of Europeanization. A wide range of contributors with significant experience gained within the EU as well as their country of origin use their expert understanding of the language and cultures of the countries concerned to provide detailed and rich insights into the troubled history and potential of the post-Yugoslav space.
’This book offers an innovative and valuable approach to the subject of the European Union's engagement with the Western Balkans. Drawing together country-by-country insights from scholars from the region, it provides a very welcome counter-balance to the existing external perspectives on the EU and the post-Yugoslav space.’ James Ker-Lindsay, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ’This is a timely and useful analysis of the impact of EU policy on processes of democratic consolidation in the Yugoslav successor states. Written by a new generation of scholars from the region, the chapters elucidate both the positive effects of the EU’s involvement with the post-Yugoslav space and the limitations inherent in all externally driven projects of political transformation.’ Jasna Dragovic-Soso, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK