European Neighbourhood Policy

Geopolitics Between Integration and Security

  • Bettina Bruns
  • Dorit Happ
  • Helga Zichner

Part of the New Geographies of Europe book series (NGE)

About this book


This book assesses the instruments and measures geared towards determining the EU's relations with it's neighbours. These are channelled on the one hand by the enlargement policy focusing on the Western Balkans and on the other hand by the neighbourhood policy which will enable the integration of Central and Eastern European neighbouring countries without offering membership. Both of these policies have strong local and regional effects in the EU's neighbouring countries. However, little attention has been paid to the perceptions of and impact of these policies in the neighbouring countries themselves. 

By presenting theoretical contributions and empirical case studies drawing on qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork, this book provides new insights that will be of great interest for students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of Geography, Sociology, Political Science and European Studies.


Borders Third States Human Geography Political Geography European Union EU external policy extra-territorialisation Western Balkans Moldova Ukraine Belarus Central Europe Eastern Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Bettina Bruns
    • 1
  • Dorit Happ
    • 2
  • Helga Zichner
    • 3
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Regional GeographyLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute for Regional GeographyLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Leibniz Institute for Regional GeographyLeipzigGermany

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