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Designing Democracy : EU Enlargement and Regime Change in Post-Communist Europe - Geoffrey Pridham

Designing Democracy

EU Enlargement and Regime Change in Post-Communist Europe

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2005
ISBN: 9781403903181
Number Of Pages: 284

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Designing Democracy is the first systematic and in-depth study of the effects of the EU's democratic conditionality, originally set out in the Copenhagen conditions of 1993, on the new political systems of Central and Eastern Europe. Using new material drawn from extensive elite interviews in several of these countries as well as in Brussels, the book throws much light on how far the EU enlargement process has really strengthened these new post-Communist democracies following their transitions in the 1990s.

'The book is very well researched with extensive notes and source materials...[it] will be most useful for researchers in the area of democracy studies as it explores the recent enlargement in a comparative context and provides valuable insights into the new member states.' - Political Studies Review

Theorising European Enlargement
The EU's Conditionality Strategy: Its Development before and after the Fall of Communism
The Domestic Politics of EU Enlargement and Democratisation in Post-Communist Europe
Post-Communist Accession Governments: Policy Orientation
Institutional Adaptation and Effecting Democratic Conditionality
The Political Arena and Intermediary Actors: Political Parties, the Media and Public Opinion
The Socio-Economic Arena: EU Enlargement, Economic Interests and Civil Society
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ISBN: 9781403903181
ISBN-10: 1403903182
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1