A Comparative Perspective on Institutional Quality in Countries at Different Stages of European Integration

Will Bartlett, Nevenka Čučković, Krešimir Jurlin
  • Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, June 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12196

A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY IN THE EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD REGION

What is it about?

The paper investigates the patterns of change in institutional reform in several countries representing the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the accession and candidate countries (ACC) and the new member states (NMS). Several conclusions emerge from the analysis.

Why is it important?

The EU has not yet played an important role as a “transformative power” shaping faster institutional convergence in the ENP region and there is a danger that the reform processes will either stagnate or “run out of steam” if the EU does not take a more decisive role in the process. In sum, the process of institutional reform appears incomplete due to an absence of a clear European perspective.

Perspectives

Nevenka Cuckovic

This paper is based on the work and collaboration done within exciting FP7 project SEARCH in which London School of Economics was involved and I was an external collaborator. With a LSE colleague Will Bartlett I share a long-standing and fruitful cooperation.

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