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Move Closer! New Modes of Governance and Accession to the European Union


  • Tanja A. Börzel


This paper focuses on new modes of governance in the EU’s attempts to impact upon states, which are not (yet) members and which have become members in the 1980s. More specifically, I seek to explore the role of new modes of governance for the implementation of EU policies and EU primary Law in different types of states, “weak states” in particular, including Southern European member states, CEE candidate countries and associated states in the former Soviet Union and Northern Africa. To what extent have new modes of governance helped weak states that lack sufficient capacities to adopt and implement domestic reforms to comply with EU norms and rule cope with the challenge of accession and approximation to the EU?

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  • Tanja A. Börzel, 2011. "Move Closer! New Modes of Governance and Accession to the European Union," Working Papers of the Vienna Institute for European integration research (EIF) 1, Institute for European integration research (EIF).
  • Handle: RePEc:erp:eifxxx:p0019

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    1. Christopher K. Ansell & Craig A. Parsons & Keith A. Darden, 1997. "Dual Networks in European Regional Development Policy," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 35(3), pages 347-375, September.
    2. Kalypso Nicolaodis, 1997. "Mutual Recognition of Regulatory Regimes: Some Lessons and Prospects," Jean Monnet Working Papers 7, Jean Monnet Chair.
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    governance; implementation; European law; Nation-state; Nation-state; governance; treaty reform; political science;

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