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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

EU Enlargement and Civil Society in the Western Balkans

From Mobilisation to Empowerment

Authors: Wunsch, Natasha

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  • Puts forward a theoretical framework emphasizing the role of domestic agency in processes of differential empowerment
  • Highlights the presence of strategic mobilisation among domestic actors
  • Advocates a more dynamic, actor-focused understanding of the Europeanisation process
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About this book

This book examines civil society empowerment during the EU enlargement process. Building on extensive fieldwork, it compares mobilisation around rule of law issues in Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the top-down impact of EU support, it demonstrates NGOs’ agency and analyses their shifting strategies throughout the membership negotiations. Its approach and findings will appeal to scholars and advanced students of EU integration, social movements, and the politics of South East Europe.

About the authors

Natasha Wunsch is Postdoctoral Researcher in the European Politics Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Associate Fellow with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Her research has appeared, among others, in the Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Acta Politica, and East European Politics.

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“This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of new modes of governance in the Western Balkans …. It provides an empirically-grounded, comparative perspective on the impact of EU accession on state and non-state actors that is meticulous, detailed, and truly ‘bottom-up’. It will rapidly become a key reference for scholars interested in the region, the impact of Europeanisation, and the ubiquitous institutions of ‘civil society.” (Adam Fagan, Professor of European Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK)

“A comprehensive and insightful study into the growth, empowerment and limitations of civil society in the Western Balkans region that brings a timely and much needed shift away from a Eurocentric approach.” (Antoaneta Dimitrova, Professor of Comparative Governance, Leiden University, The Netherlands)

“This excellent book makes a well-researched, timely contribution to the literature on the European Union’s impact on the rule of law in EU candidate countries. Through in-depth original research, it demonstrates convincingly the scope and limits of civil society empowerment during the EU accession process.”(Ulrich Sedelmeier, Associate Professor in the International Relations of Europe, London School of Economics, UK)

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91844-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
EU Enlargement and Civil Society in the Western Balkans
Book Subtitle
From Mobilisation to Empowerment
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91845-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91845-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91844-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06310-8
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 171
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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