Neighbourhood Europeanization Through ENP: The Case of Ukraine

27 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2010

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Andrea Gawrich

University of Duisburg-Essen

Inna Melnykovska

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

Rainer Schweickert

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

Abstract

This article contributes to the integration of Neighbourhood Europeanization in the literature on Europeanization. Based on insights from Membership and Enlargement Europeanization, we reveal important inconsistencies of Neighbourhood Europeanization through ENP as well as a lack of robust empirical support for its effectiveness. We define core dimensions and determinants of Neighbourhood Europeanization and implement this analytical framework for the case of Ukraine. The analysis clearly demonstrates substantial asymmetries in ENP policy across the three dimensions we chose – democracy promotion, economic co-operation and JHA, which clearly reflect the inconsistency of the ENP concept: top-down formulation of EU interests combined with weak conditionality. ENP inconsistencies could however be overcome through widening linkages and improving financial support to mobilize and strengthen positive local support of EU demands and rewards.

Suggested Citation

Gawrich, Andrea and Melnykovska, Inna and Schweickert, Rainer, Neighbourhood Europeanization Through ENP: The Case of Ukraine. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 5, pp. 1209-1235, November 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1688640 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2010.02110.x

Andrea Gawrich (Contact Author)

University of Duisburg-Essen ( email )

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Inna Melnykovska

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW) ( email )

Duesternbrooker Weg 120
D-24118 Kiel
Germany

Rainer Schweickert

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW) ( email )

Duesternbrooker Weg 120
D-24118 Kiel
Germany

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