19 July 2007
Fake, Partial and Imposed Compliance - The Limits of the EU's Normative Power in the Western Balkans
This paper examines the EU's external power through the prism of perceptions by non-EU countries of the aims of EU foreign policies, as shown in the Western Balkans. The paper argues that the EU's policy in the Western Balkans lacks a strong normative justification, which affects the degree of compliance with the EU’s demands in areas related to state sovereignty. The author also makes the case for widening the debate about EU foreign policy to include contributions that focus on the external impact of the EU’s actions.
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