The EU’s Transformative Power

Europeanization Through Conditionality in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Authors
  • Heather Grabbe

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Heather Grabbe
    Pages 1-6
  3. Heather Grabbe
    Pages 39-74
  4. Heather Grabbe
    Pages 116-149
  5. Heather Grabbe
    Pages 150-185
  6. Heather Grabbe
    Pages 186-199
  7. Heather Grabbe
    Pages 200-208
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-231

About this book


Between 1989 and 2004, the EU's conditionality for membership had major transformative effects in Central and East Europe. The author analyses how that transformation worked in practice. She explores how the EU used its bargaining power coercively at certain key points in the membership preparations, but concludes that its primary method was soft power, through 'Europeanizing' the candidates into its norms and methods. This book explores in detail how the EU used its influence to control the movement of people, through both conditionality and Europeanization.


European Union Conditionality Central Europe East Europe Europeanization European Politics Europe European Union (EU) transformation

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