This book provides a comprehensive account of the extent to which policies and institutions of the European Union (EU) spread across different contexts. Are the EU’s attempts to transfer its policies and institutions to accession and neighbourhood countries sustainable and effective? To what degree do other regions of the world emulate the EU’s institutional features, what are the mechanisms of, and conditions for, their diffusion? Chapters deal with Europeanization in the new EU member states, particularly in Romania and Bulgaria, in current accession candidates, i.e. the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well the Eastern (Southern Caucasus) and Southern Neighbourhood (Israel and the Maghreb). In addition, authors investigate the diffusion of EU policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The authors place Europeanization studies in the wider context of research on transnational diffusion, and examine the relevant mechanisms and processes, including incentives and capacity-building, socialization and learning as well as functional and normative emulation. Finally, the book discusses what conditions lead to the successful diffusion of European institutions and policies, such as domestic incentives, degrees of (limited) statehood, regime type, and power (a)symmetries.
This book was originally published as a special issue of West European Politics.
1. From Europeanisation to Diffusion: Introduction Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse 2. Is Europeanisation through Conditionality Sustainable? Lock in of Institutional Change after EU Accession Ulrich Sedelmeier 3. Catching Up? Consolidating Liberal Democracy in Bulgaria and Romania after EU Accession Aneta B. Spenzharova and Milada Anna Vachudova 4. Lost in Europeanisation: The Western Balkans and Turkey Gergana Noutcheva and Senem Aydın-Düzgit 5. Pathologies of Europeanisation: Fighting Corruption in the Southern Caucasus Tanja A. Börzel and Yasemin Pamuk 6. Israel and the Many Pathways of Diffusion Amichai Magen 7. Europeanisation through Cooperation? EU Democracy Promotion in Morocco and Tunisia Vera van Hüllen 8. The Global Spread of European Style International Courts Karen J. Alter 9. Spurred Emulation: The EU and Regional Integration in Mercosur and SADC Tobias Lenz 10. Diffusing Regional Integration: The EU and Southeast Asia Anja Jetschke and Philomena Murray 11. When Europeanisation Meets Diffusion: Exploring New Territory Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse
West European Politics has established itself as the foremost journal for the comparative analysis of European political institutions, politics and public policy. Its comprehensive scope, which includes the European Union, makes it essential reading for both academics and political practitioners. The books in this series have originated from special issues published by West European Politics.