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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27209
Title:
Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans: Stabilisation Device or Integration Policy?
Authors:
Dangerfield, Martin
Abstract:
This article analyses regional cooperation between the Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP) states with particular emphasis on the interplay with EU integration. It argues that regional cooperation is not solely a means of stabilising the SAP 'five' (SAP5) in advance of policies to integrate them with the EU but that regional cooperation is itself a vital part of the EU integration process. This applies to both the regional integration/trade liberalisation component, which is a clear functional EU pre-accession activity, and also to the more diverse set of activities which are targeting the regional hard and soft security problems. The latter addresses the more baseline, region-wide aspects of Europeanisation, and is therefore more of a foundation course for EU accession than integration 'proper', but is nevertheless a necessary step in the SAP countries own 'return to Europe'. With Croatia on the verge of EU candidate status the political conditions for SAP zone regional cooperation should become increasingly favourable and it is important that the practical as well as political contributions of the regional cooperation commitment to the EU integration endeavour of the SAP5 are clearly understood. It is also vital that the actual regional cooperation programme avoids over-ambitious agendas and is properly adjusted to real needs and evolving circumstances of the SAP region. (Ingenta)
Citation:
Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 5(2): 203-241
Publisher:
London, Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Perspectives on European Politics and Society
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27209
DOI:
10.1163/1568025041705286
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/peps/2004/00000005/00000002/art00002; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790959773~db=all
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
15680258; 15680258
Appears in Collections:
Europe: Trend and Transformation Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDangerfield, Martin-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T20:26:37Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T20:26:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationPerspectives on European Politics and Society, 5(2): 203-241en
dc.identifier.issn15680258-
dc.identifier.issn15680258-
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/1568025041705286-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27209-
dc.description.abstractThis article analyses regional cooperation between the Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP) states with particular emphasis on the interplay with EU integration. It argues that regional cooperation is not solely a means of stabilising the SAP 'five' (SAP5) in advance of policies to integrate them with the EU but that regional cooperation is itself a vital part of the EU integration process. This applies to both the regional integration/trade liberalisation component, which is a clear functional EU pre-accession activity, and also to the more diverse set of activities which are targeting the regional hard and soft security problems. The latter addresses the more baseline, region-wide aspects of Europeanisation, and is therefore more of a foundation course for EU accession than integration 'proper', but is nevertheless a necessary step in the SAP countries own 'return to Europe'. With Croatia on the verge of EU candidate status the political conditions for SAP zone regional cooperation should become increasingly favourable and it is important that the practical as well as political contributions of the regional cooperation commitment to the EU integration endeavour of the SAP5 are clearly understood. It is also vital that the actual regional cooperation programme avoids over-ambitious agendas and is properly adjusted to real needs and evolving circumstances of the SAP region. (Ingenta)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon, Routledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/peps/2004/00000005/00000002/art00002en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790959773~db=all-
dc.subjectEuropean historyen
dc.subject21st centuryen
dc.subjectStabilisation and Association Process (SAP)en
dc.subjectRegional cooperationen
dc.subjectIntegrationen
dc.subjectPolitical historyen
dc.subjectTrade liberalisationen
dc.subjectNational securityen
dc.subjectEuropeanisationen
dc.subjectEU accessionen
dc.subjectBalkansen
dc.titleRegional Cooperation in the Western Balkans: Stabilisation Device or Integration Policy?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPerspectives on European Politics and Societyen
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