1st Edition

The Europeanisation of Citizenship Governance in South-East Europe

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book looks at how Europeanisation affects the link between citizenship and governance in and across the new states of South East Europe. Contributors unpack the intimate relationship between the European Union, national governments, and citizens through a tripartite model that captures the uneven and diversified effects of Europeanisation on the governance of citizenship-related policy areas. Reflecting on the meaning of governance in different contexts, this book invites the readers to reconsider the terms and concepts that are commonly used for studying the consolidation of new states. By doing so, it directs attention to the transformative power of European integration not only on modes of governance but also on practices and experiences of citizenship.

    Individual chapters are ‘paired’ to examine three policy areas that are to a different degree affected by the requirements of European Union accession. Combining analysis of policy frameworks with assessment of their impact, the contributors highlight that the impact of Europeanisation can be located on a continuum stretching from ‘strongest’ in matters regarding justice and home affairs, to ‘moderate’ in general issues of social policy, to ‘weakest’ in transforming citizenship through education policies.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of European Politics and Society.

    1. Introduction: The governance of citizenship practices in the post-Yugoslav states: the impact of Europeanisation  JELENA DŽANKIĆ, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy; SIMONIDA KACARSKA, European Policy Institute, Macedonia; NATAŠA PANTIĆ, School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK; JO SHAW, The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, UK

    2. The Unbearable Lightness of Europeanisation: extradition policies and the erosion of sovereignty in the post-Yugoslav states  JELENA DŽANKIĆ, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy

    3. Losing the rights along the way: the EU-Western Balkans visa liberalisation  SIMONIDA KACARSKA, Research Coordinator, European Policy Institute, Macedonia

    4. Welfare State Change and Social Citizenship in the Post-Yugoslav States  MARIJA STAMBOLIEVA, Universität Kassel, Germany

    5. Citizenship and Social Welfare in Croatia: Clientelism and the limits of 'Europeanisation'  PAUL STUBBS, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb; SINIŠA ZRINŠČAK, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

    6. Citizenship and Education in the post-Yugoslav States  NATAŠA PANTIĆ, School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK

    7. Dissatisfied Citizens: Ethnonational Governance, Teachers’ Strike and Professional Solidarity in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina  AZRA HROMADŽIĆ, Syracuse University, USA

    8. Conclusion: Citizenship and the Practice of Governance in South-East Europe  ANDREW GEDDES, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK


    Jelena Džankić is a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK.

    Simonida Kacarska is Research Coordinator at the European Policy Institute in Skopje, Macedonia. She holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Leeds.

    Nataša Pantić is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the School of Education of the University of Edinburgh. She holds a Ph.D. in Education Sciences from Utrecht University.