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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

The European Union and the Paradox of Enlargement

The Complex Accession of the Western Balkans

Authors: Sekulić, Tatjana

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  • - Provides a dialectical analysis of the mutual transformations of institutions and agencies in the EU, as well as issues of complex integration and non-linear developments- Goes right to the heart of the EU as polity, its transformations and asymmetries of power-  Analyses statistics, policy documents and interviews of administrators and politicians in Brussels and in the Western Balkans.    

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This book sheds light on the contradictions underlying the European Union enlargement process, specifically to the Western Balkans, challenging the common assumption that the integration of an extended European space might be possible without mutual transformation of the institutions and agencies involved.

 

Sekulić maps the institutional dimension of the accession process, and analyses how the conditionality principle shapes and constrains the space for negotiation within the EU. Combining ethnographic research with the discourse analysis of the European Commission’s reports and documents from 2008 to 2019 concerning the Western Balkan countries, the book also explores the perceptions and agency of the individuals involved in this process. The European Union and the Paradox of Enlargement will be of interest to students and scholars of European integration, the sociology of Europe and the EU, and Eastern European and Western Balkan studies.

 


About the authors

Tatjana Sekulić is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Europe from East to West, from South to North: Harmonization in Turbulent Times

    Pages 1-21

    Sekulić, Tatjana

  • Dimensions and Contradictions of the European Integration: Deepening Versus Widening

    Pages 23-48

    Sekulić, Tatjana

  • New Axes of Integration and the Constitution of the European Polity and Society

    Pages 49-69

    Sekulić, Tatjana

  • European Integration on the Field: Framing the Western Balkans

    Pages 71-88

    Sekulić, Tatjana

  • Framing the Field Within the Text: Analysis of the European Commission Reports on the Western Balkan Countries in a Longitudinal Perspective 2008–2019

    Pages 89-173

    Sekulić, Tatjana

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Union and the Paradox of Enlargement
Book Subtitle
The Complex Accession of the Western Balkans
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42295-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42295-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42294-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 240
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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