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Neighbourhood Europeanization through ENP: the case of Ukraine

Europäisierung der Nachbarländer durch ENP : Fallstudie Ukraine
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Gawrich, Andrea; Melnykovska, Inna; Schweickert, Rainer

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Corporate Editor Freie Universität Berlin, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft Kolleg-Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe"
Abstract We contribute to the literature of European Studies by introducing the approach of Neighbourhood Europeanization. Based on insights from Membership and Enlargement Europeanization, we reveal important inconsistencies of Neighbourhood Europeanization through the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) as well as a lack of robust empirical support for its effectiveness. We also define core dimensions and determinants of Neighbourhood Europeanization and implement this analytical framework for the case of Ukraine. Our analysis clearly demonstrates substantial asymmetries in the ENP for Ukraine across three dimensions we chose – democracy promotion, economic cooperation, and Justice and Home Affairs, which clearly reflect the inconsistency of the ENP concept, that is top-down formulation of EU interests combined with weak conditionality. However, our analysis shows that despite Ukraine’s growing frustration because of the lack of a membership perspective, there is a lot of room for keeping up Ukraine’s motivation for Europeanization reforms. Especially, widening and strengthening the linkage-mechanisms would allow to overcome ENP inconsistency and to improve the effectiveness of Neighborhood Europeanization
Keywords EU; Ukraine; neughborhood policy; Europeanization; domestic policy; EU expansion; EU policy; European integration; international relations; international politics; transformation; eastwards expansion; effectiveness; democratization; economic relations; economic policy; judiciary; legal policy; USSR successor state; post-socialist country
Classification European Politics
Method applied research; empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages 28 p.
Series KFG Working Paper Series, 3
ISSN 1868-7601
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications