Designing Democracy

EU Enlargement and Regime Change in Post-Communist Europe

  • Geoffrey Pridham

About this book


Designing Democracy is the first systematic and in-depth study of the effects of the EU's democratic conditionality, originally set out in the Copenhagen conditions of 1993, on the new political systems of Central and Eastern Europe. Using new material drawn from extensive elite interviews in several of these countries as well as in Brussels, the book throws much light on how far the EU enlargement process has really strengthened these new post-Communist democracies following their transitions in the 1990s.


communism conflict democracy EU Enlargement European enlargement European Union (EU) government Institution Policy transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Pridham
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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