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The change in enlargement policy initiated by the new Commission and its implications for the EU 'actorness' in the Western Balkans

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The change in enlargement policy initiated by the new Commission and its implications for the EU 'actorness' in the Western Balkans

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dc.contributor.advisor Mach, Zdzisław [SAP11009793] pl
dc.contributor.author Salin, Pauline pl
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-26T16:28:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-26T16:28:19Z
dc.date.submitted 2015-09-23 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/206728
dc.language eng pl
dc.title The change in enlargement policy initiated by the new Commission and its implications for the EU 'actorness' in the Western Balkans pl
dc.type master pl
dc.abstract.pl The European Union faces today what scholars have called an « enlargement fatigue ». In fact, the negative impact of the Economic crisis combined with a growing euro-skepticism have led to more and more reluctance towards further widening of the EU. In line with this current climate, Jean- Claude Juncker, head of the new European Commission, declared in his political guideline that « the EU needs to take a break from enlargement so that we can consolidate what has been achieved among the 28. This is why [...] no further enlargement will take place over the next five years. ». In the actual context of enlargement fatigue this declaration reinforces the already uncertain perspective of accession for candidate countries. However, the perspective of membership is seen by many as EU’s most effective foreign policy tool. Taking this into account, this thesis will look at the potential implications of the change in the political agenda regarding enlargement policy initiated by the new Commission for the EU's role as a global actor. It is the aim of this research to look at the development of EU enlargement policy toward the Western Balkans and to answer this question. In order to do so this research will look at three factors that can be identified in term of EU role as a global actor: EU presence and authority, EU capability, and EU opportunity and legitimacy. Having established the implications for each of these variables, this will help us determine the particular impact this ‘enlargement fatigue’ will have for the EU actorness in the Western Balkans. pl
dc.abstract.en The European Union faces today what scholars have called an « enlargement fatigue ». In fact, the negative impact of the Economic crisis combined with a growing euro-skepticism have led to more and more reluctance towards further widening of the EU. In line with this current climate, Jean- Claude Juncker, head of the new European Commission, declared in his political guideline that « the EU needs to take a break from enlargement so that we can consolidate what has been achieved among the 28. This is why [...] no further enlargement will take place over the next five years. ». In the actual context of enlargement fatigue this declaration reinforces the already uncertain perspective of accession for candidate countries. However, the perspective of membership is seen by many as EU’s most effective foreign policy tool. Taking this into account, this thesis will look at the potential implications of the change in the political agenda regarding enlargement policy initiated by the new Commission for the EU's role as a global actor. It is the aim of this research to look at the development of EU enlargement policy toward the Western Balkans and to answer this question. In order to do so this research will look at three factors that can be identified in term of EU role as a global actor: EU presence and authority, EU capability, and EU opportunity and legitimacy. Having established the implications for each of these variables, this will help us determine the particular impact this ‘enlargement fatigue’ will have for the EU actorness in the Western Balkans. pl
dc.subject.pl European Commission, Western Balkans, Enlargement, Enlargement policy, Enlargement fatigue, EU Actorness pl
dc.subject.en European Commission, Western Balkans, Enlargement, Enlargement policy, Enlargement fatigue, EU Actorness pl
dc.contributor.reviewer Mach, Zdzisław [SAP11009793] pl
dc.contributor.reviewer Korosteleva, Elena pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych pl
dc.identifier.project APD / O pl
dc.identifier.apd diploma-99554-174816 pl
dc.contributor.departmentbycode UJK/WSMP pl
dc.area obszar nauk humanistycznych pl
dc.area obszar nauk społecznych pl
dc.fieldofstudy europeistyka pl


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