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The frontiers of Europe in the light of the Wider EuropeÕs strategy


  • Volodymyr Poselsky

    (Institut dÕEtudes Politiques (Sciences Po)/CERI, Paris)


The article analyses the nowadays advancement of the European Union to the East of the continent through the prism of the gradual shift of its geopolitical, geoeconomic and institutional frontiers that includes four fundamental components: basic stabilization and democratization, economic association and, eventually, institutional accession of the former Òsocialist countriesÓ to the EU. We suggest the Wider EuropeÕs strategy to be the prolongation of the EU policy of Òdeliberate uncertaintyÓ carried out regarding the CIS European countries.

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  • Volodymyr Poselsky, 2004. "The frontiers of Europe in the light of the Wider EuropeÕs strategy," European Political Economy Review, European Political Economy Infrastructure Consortium, vol. 2(Summer), pages 51-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:epe:journl:v:2:y:2004:i:summer:p:51-74

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    1. Natalie Tocci, 2008. "The EU and Conflict Resolution in Turkey and Georgia: Hindering EU Potential Through the Political Management of Contractual Relations," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46, pages 875-897, September.
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    Neighbourhood; Borders; Frontiers; European Union; EU;

    JEL classification:

    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations
    • P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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