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EU as a democratising force in post-communist countries


Dolenec, Danijela
EU as a democratising force in post-communist countries // CEPSA Conference on the Europeanization of National Politics
Opatija, Hrvatska, 2008. (predavanje, nije recenziran, neobjavljeni rad, ostalo)


Naslov
EU as a democratising force in post-communist countries

Autori
Dolenec, Danijela

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, neobjavljeni rad, ostalo

Skup
CEPSA Conference on the Europeanization of National Politics

Mjesto i datum
Opatija, Hrvatska, 2. - 5. listopad, 2008

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Europeanization; democratisation of post-communist countries

Sažetak
Recent studies propose that the EU has exerted decisive influence on the more reluctant democratisers among the post-communist countries (Rupnik 2002, Vachudova 2005, Schimmelfennig 2007). According to this argument, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania were cases with a liberal-illiberal mix in domestic political party systems, where the EU played a decisive role in breaking the hold of illiberal rulers and bringing about a pro-democratic reversal. Several mechanisms have been proposed as driving this transformation such as 'active and passive leverage' (Vachudova 2005) and the 'coalition approach' (Jacoby 2006). Judging by the currently available evidence it is however still far from clear whether external influence such as that proposed by the 'Europeanization' paradigm can work to democratise domestic politics, or whether Europeanization takes the back seat to the domestic political arena. According to the alternative hypothesis that I explore, Europeanization has an effect only after a crucial re-shuffling between pro- and anti-liberal forces happens in the domestic political party system. In the light of this debate, I analyse Croatia's 'return to Europe' in the early 2000s and compare it to the cases of Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Politologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Fakultet političkih znanosti, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Danijela Dolenec, (270406)