Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

The EU’s Transformative Power

Europeanization Through Conditionality in Central and Eastern Europe

Authors: Grabbe, H.

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Between 1989 and 2004, the EU's conditionality for membership had major transformative effects in Central and East Europe. The author analyses how that transformation worked in practice. She explores how the EU used its bargaining power coercively at certain key points in the membership preparations, but concludes that its primary method was soft power, through 'Europeanizing' the candidates into its norms and methods. This book explores in detail how the EU used its influence to control the movement of people, through both conditionality and Europeanization.

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Heather Grabbe is Director of the Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels, Belgium. From 2004 to 2009 she was senior advisor to then European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, responsible in his cabinet for the Balkans and Turkey. Before joining the commission, she was deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, the London-based think tank, where she published widely on EU enlargement and other European issues. Previous research posts include Chatham House, the European University Institute and Wolfson College, Oxford University.

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"The EU's big bang enlargement in 2004 was a major milestone in the history of European integration. Thanks to the carrots and sticks of conditionality the EU had enormous potential influence. In her detailed, meticulous and landmark study, focusing in particular on the single market and Schengen, Heather Grabbe demonstrates how and why the EU's 'transformative power' varied across the region, over time and from policy area to policy area." - Dr. Tim Haughton, University of Birmingham, UK

"The EU's Transformative Power is an important book. It lends relevant insider insights into the process of enlargement and it is an obligatory guide for anyone interested in the present and the future of European enlargement." - Transitions Online

"The EU's Transformative Power is in a position to offer a major reference point in the Europeanization discourse. Grabbe's book does indeed stand up to such promise and provides an authoritative resource on the effects of EU influence in CEE." - Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

"The EU's big bang enlargement in 2004 was a major milestone in the history of European integration. Thanks to the carrots and sticks of conditionality the EU had enormous potential influence. In her detailed, meticulous and landmark study, focusing in particular on the single market and Schengen, Heather Grabbe demonstrates how and why the EU's 'transformative power' varied across the region, over time and from policy area to policy area." - Dr. Tim Haughton, University of Birmingham, UK

"The EU's Transformative Power is an important book. It lends relevant insider insights into the process of enlargement and it is an obligatory guide for anyone interested in the present and the future of European enlargement." - Transitions Online

"The EU's Transformative Power is in a position to offer a major reference point in the Europeanization discourse. Grabbe's book does indeed stand up to such promise and provides an authoritative resource on the effects of EU influence in CEE." - Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

 

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Grabbe, Heather

  • Accession Conditionality and its Implications

    Pages 7-38

    Grabbe, Heather

  • Europeanisation, Negotiations and Influence

    Pages 39-74

    Grabbe, Heather

  • Routes of Europeanisation and Constraints on EU Influence

    Pages 75-96

    Grabbe, Heather

  • The Receiving End: Politics in the Candidate Countries

    Pages 97-115

    Grabbe, Heather

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The EU’s Transformative Power
Book Subtitle
Europeanization Through Conditionality in Central and Eastern Europe
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Heather Grabbe
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51030-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230510302
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4903-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-57477-0
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
Topics