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„Borba protiv zveri” – teorija i istorija politike uslovljavanja
“Fighting The Beast”:Theory And History Of Conditionality Policy Of The Eu

Author(s): Adel Abusara
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku

Summary/Abstract: As countries of the region of Western Balkans are slowly approaching towards the full fledged membership in the European Union, the issue of conditionality becomes very interesting and important topic in the countries, who try to find their way out of the “labyrinth” which is ahead of them. Still, this concept is somewhat mis-interpreted by citizens, mis-used by domestic politicians as a sort of scapegoat and by politicians from EU countries for national purposes. Having this in mind, the aim of this paper will be to shed new light on the theoretical basis of the concept of conditionality on one hand, and on its history (up to the establishment of Copenhagen criteria) on the other. Better knowledge of “how-it-all-started” should equip us with tools, or even better, should be the precondition to understand the conditions that Western Balkans countries have to fulfill.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 53-62
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian