The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a Place for Neighbours

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

EditorJoan DeBardeleben

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The 2004 and 2007 enlargements pushed the EU's external border further east as well as closer to unstable areas in the western Balkans. With future enlargements unlikely in the short-term, the EU faces new challenges in securing stable relationships with these neighbouring countries, while not fostering false hopes of early accession. This book explores the challenges facing the EU in developing its relations with neighboring countries in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe following the enlargements of 2004 and 2007.

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The 2004 and 2007 enlargements pushed the EU's external border further east as well as closer to unstable areas in the western Balkans. With future enlargements unlikely in the short-term, the EU faces new challenges in securing stable relationships with these neighbouring countries, while not fostering false hopes of early accession. ...

JOAN DEBARDELEBEN is Director of the Centre for European Studies and a Professor in the Institute of Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University, Canada. Recent publications include Soft or Hard Borders: Managing the Divide in an Enlarged Europe, editor (2005); and The Democratic Dilemmas of Multilevel Governance; L...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 8.83 × 5.65 × 0.86 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023052124X

ISBN - 13:9780230521247

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Table of Contents

Introduction--J.DeBardeleben * Part I: EU ENLARGEMENT AND THE NEW NEIGHBOURS * The New Neighbours of the European Union: The Compelling Logic of Enlargement?--T.Casier * The European Neighbourhood Policy and Why the Northern Dimension Matters--C.S.Browning & P.Joenniemi * Part II: THE EU AND RUSSIA * The EU's Policy towards Russia: Extending Governance beyond Borders?--S.Gänzle * Public Attitudes toward EU-Russian Relations: Knowledge, Values, and Interests--J.DeBardeleben * Regulatory Convergence and Global Partnership: Another Phase in EU-Russia Relations--H.Rytovuori-Apunen * Russia and the New Europe: Strategies for an Evolving Relationship--N.Noonan * Part III: THE EU, UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA * Ukraine and the European Neighbourhood Policy--C.C.Pentland * Security Concerns in the EU Neighbourhood: The Effects of EU Immigration and Asylum Policy for Ukraine--L.Zhyznomirska * The Bologna Process: Exploring Mechanisms of European Enlargement in Ukraine--T.Koshmanova * Whither Moldova: East or West?--R.Weiner * Part IV: THE EU AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE * The Europeanization of 'Defective Democracies' in the Western Balkans: Pre-Accession Challenges to Democratic Consolidation--L.J.Cohen * The EU in South East Europe: Peace Consolidation and Differentiation--A.Bendiek * From Petersberg to Pristina: ESDP Operations in South East Europe--C.C.Pentland * Conclusion--J.DeBardeleben

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"[T]his edited collection provides highly valuable insights into the external effects of the unfolding process of European integration, namely the management of the EU's borders and its consequences for neighboring states. And it succeeds in addressing a critical challenge that edited collections have to face: It develops a set of core theoretical ideas about how we need to understand the changing nature and scope of the EU's influence in central eastern Europe and thus allows for a coherent line of argument running through the chapters... The Boundaries of EU Enlargement is an important contribution to conceptualizing a new phase in the transformation of postcommunist states and the role that the dominant international powers in the area, the EU and Russia, play in this process." -Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria, Canada "This volume contains a collection of essays devoted to subjects appropriately summarized by the title. Analytically, it addresses the 'dilemmas' of enlargement, based on the experience of the European Union, but in a way that teaches us lessons about some of the broader issues of international co-optation and co-operation. Primarily empirical, the majority of the essays address a wide range of EU policies toward eastern countries that became 'neighbours' to the Union in its present, recently enlarged state." -Andrew C. Janos, University of California, Berekeley