Democracy, state and society [electronic resource] : European integration in Central and Eastern Europe / edited by Magdalena Góra and Katarzyna Zielińska.

Kraków : Jagiellonian University Press, 2011.
1 online resource (319 p.)

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Democratization -- Europe, Eastern.
Democracy -- Europe, Eastern.
Democratization -- Europe, Central.
Democracy -- Europe, Central.
European Union countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
European Union -- Europe, Eastern.
European Union -- Europe, Central.
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In the years after the breakthrough events of 1989, the concept of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) came to be widely used as a synonym for the group of ten countries from the former Eastern Bloc aspiring to EU membership. This book is an attempt to demonstrate and assess the changes resulting from the EU enlargements of 2004 and 2007 and European integration processes, identifying both the similarities and the differences in the countries of the region.This volume is addressed to those interested in Central and Eastern Europe. It has two main aims: first, to present the recent alterations in the region resulting from the processes of European integration; second, to offer an account of the process of Europeanisation in the countries occurring after accession to the EU that goes beyond just conditionality mechanisms. The collection also attempts to reflect on and contribute to the discussion on how the changes taking place in CEE influence theorisation on Europeanisation - a concept initially constructed in order to tackle the changes taking place in response to the processes of European integration in the old member states. The book is divided into four parts, each concentrating on an area where the changes seem to be most profound and most interesting from the point of view of theorising on the impact of the European integration processes: democratic consolidation in the region, collective identity construction, functioning of civil society and studies on foreign policy and international relations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; EUROPEANISATION IN THE EU NEW MEMBER STATES. ASPECTS AND RESEARCH AGENDAS; Introduction; Europeanisation or EU-isation?; The concept of Europeanisation and Central and Eastern Europe; Presentation of the book; Part one: DEMOCRACY AFTER ENLARGEMENT; THE QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY; DILEMMAS OF EUROPEANISATION: EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE AFTER THE EU ENLARGEMENT; The EU accession and democratic consolidation: complementarity or conflicting logics?; The state of post-communist transformations; Dilemmas and long-term challenges to the quality of democracy
Conclusions THE EASTERN ENLARGEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRACY?; Introduction; Challenges to democracy in the new member states; The EU impact on democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: direct and indirect influence; Conclusion; POLITICAL ELITE BEHAVIOUR IN EASTERN CENTRAL EUROPE: PROVOKING POPULISM AND NATIONALISM?; Introduction; Political developments in ECE; The façade of successful Europeanisation; Conclusions; FROM DEMOCRACY FATIGUE TO POPULIST BACKLASH; The limits of linearity; Populism and the fl aws of the transition-era consensus
The shrinking influence of a growing EU The limits to populism; Part two: IDENTITY TRANSFORMATIONS; THE IDENTITY OF EUROPEANS AFTER THE EU ENLARGEMENT; PERIPHERIES AND BORDERS IN A POST-WESTERN EUROPE; Introduction; A post-Western Europe?; The periphery considered; Different kinds of diversities; Re-interpreting the border: cosmopolitan orientations; Conclusion; BETWEEN RECONCILIATION AND THE REACTIVATION OF PAST CONFLICTS IN EUROPE: RETHINKING SOCIAL MEMORY PARADIGMS; The recurrence and diversity of social memory phenomena in Europe
Redefining concepts of and approaches to social memory games Divided Europe's past: a resource for memory adjustment strategies; The heritage of the memory of communism; Conclusion; HOW DIFFERENT IS THE "NEW EUROPE"? PERSPECTIVES ON STATES AND MINORITIES; The literature; Late states; Separate languages; Reluctant autonomies; Distant empires; Strangers in our midst; Conclusion; Part three: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE; BOTTOM-UP EUROPEANISATION: CIVIL SOCIETY INVOLVEMENT AND EU GOVERNANCE IN THE NEW MEMBER STATES; Introduction
Top-down and bottom-up Europeanisation Europeanisation and internationalisation; Limits of Europeanisation; Conclusion; THE EUROPEANISATION OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: THE EU AND LOCAL WOMEN'S GROUPS; Introduction; Europeanisation and political mobilisation; Data; Europeanisation of resource access and characteristics of women's organisations; The Europeanisation of the domestic opportunity structure and political activity of women's groups; The European opportunity structure and the transnationalisation of women's groups; Conclusion; Acknowledgement
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Góra, Magdalena.
Zielińska, Katarzyna.