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The Enlargement of the European Union and NATO : Ordering from the Menu in Central Europe - Wade Jacoby

The Enlargement of the European Union and NATO

Ordering from the Menu in Central Europe

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Published: 20th September 2004
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In 2004 the European Union and NATO will each add ten new member states, most from the post-communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. In order to prepare for membership, these countries had to make many thousands of institutional and legal adjustments. Indeed, they often tried to modernize in just a few years, implementing practices that evolved over many decades in Western Europe. This book emphasizes the way that policy elites in Central and Eastern Europe often 'ordered from the menu' of established Western practices. When did this emulation of Western practices succeed and when did it result in a fiasco? Professor Jacoby examines empirical cases in agriculture, regional policy, consumer protection, health care, civilian control of the military, and military professionalism from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. The book addresses debates in institutionalist theory, including conditionality, Europeanization, and external influences on democratic and market transitions.

'Jacoby's book offers a deep and unique insight'. Steve Schwarzer, European Societies 'Mixing thoughtful analysis and detail with great aplomb the publication of Jacoby's book is very much to be welcomed.' Slavonic & East European Review

List of Tables, Graph, and Figuresp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Ordering from the Menu in Central Europep. 1
Emulation as Embedded Rationalismp. 20
Emulation as Rapid Modernization: Health Care and Consumer Protectionp. 41
Emulation Under Pressure: Regional Policy and Agriculturep. 77
The Struggle for Civilian Control of the Militaryp. 116
Military Professionalization in War and Peacep. 154
Using Theory to Illuminate the Casesp. 179
Synthesis and Sequence: Juxtaposing Theory Traditionsp. 196
Extensions and Conclusionsp. 216
Selected List of Persons Interviewedp. 243
Works Citedp. 249
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780521833592
ISBN-10: 0521833590
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 20th September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62