Implementation of the acquis communautaire in EU candidate countries: A reappraisal
AbstractThis article replicates and extends the Hille and Knill (2006) study on the implementation of the acquis communautaire in EU candidate countries. We use a different methodological approach, i.e. the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA), and extend the analysis by incorporating EU-level factors (the intensity of EU conditionality). The fsQCA analysis shows that the bureaucratic effectiveness is systematically related to candidate countries' alignment performance whereas there is no systematic relationship between alignment performance, political constraints, financial capacities, government membership support and/or the absence of intensity of EU conditionality. --
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Institute for European Integration in its series Discussion Papers with number 2/12.
Date of creation: 2012
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acquis communautaire; EU candidate countries; Central and Eastern Europe; enlargement; Europeanization; fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis; implementation; policy change;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-08-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2012-08-23 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-TRA-2012-08-23 (Transition Economics)
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- Steunenberg, Bernard & Dimitrova, Antoaneta, 2007. "Compliance in the EU enlargement process: The limits of conditionality," European Integration online Papers (EIoP), European Community Studies Association Austria (ECSA-A), vol. 11, 06.
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