Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism by Milada Anna VachudovaEurope Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism by Milada Anna Vachudova

Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism

byMilada Anna Vachudova

Paperback | February 23, 2005

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Europe Undivided analyzes how an enlarging EU has facilitated a convergence toward liberal democracy among credible future members of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe. It reveals how variations in domestic competition put democratizing states on different political trajectories after1989, and how the EU's leverage eventually influenced domestic politics in liberal and particularly illiberal democracies. In doing so, Europe Undivided illuminates the changing dynamics of the relationship between the EU and candidate states from 1989 to 2004, and challenges policymakers to manageand improve EU leverage to support democracy, ethnic tolerance, and economic reform in other candidates and proto-candidates such as the Western Balkan states, Turkey, and Ukraine. Albeit not by design, the most powerful and successful tool of EU foreign policy has turned out to be EU enlargement -and this book helps us understand why, and how, it works.
Milada Anna Vachudova is at Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title:Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After CommunismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:February 23, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed here Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book. The content is presented in a disjointed manner despite the potential that there not a lot of books written on eastern Europe in English. This book could have had that potential.
Date published: 2018-01-15

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Political Competition and the Reform Trajectories of Postcommunist States2. Liberal and Illiberal Democracy After Communism3. The Passive Leverage of the European Union4. The Impact of Passive Leverage: EU Relations with Liberal and Illiberal States 1989-19945. The Active Leverage of the European Union6. The Impact of Active Leverage I: Making Political Systems More Competitive 1994-19987. The Impact of Active Leverage II: Shaping Reform of the State and the Economy 1994-20048. The Enlargement Endgame and the Future of an Enlarged EUConclusionBibliography

Editorial Reviews

`A scrupulous, clearly organized, and highly informative analysis of one of the great success stories of our time. Vachudova combines the methods of comparative politics and international relations to explore the very direct connections between political change in Central and Eastern Europeand the influence of the European Union over the fifteen years from the velvet revolutions of 1989 to the eastward enlargement of the EU in 2004.'Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University