Taking Stock after Enlargement: Social Learning, Norm Transfer and Promoting Good Governance. Contextualizing the State of the Art in European Studies

TitleTaking Stock after Enlargement: Social Learning, Norm Transfer and Promoting Good Governance. Contextualizing the State of the Art in European Studies
Publication TypeStudy
AuthorsTulmets, Elsa
Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed
EditorMedve-Bálint, Gergő
PublisherCenter for EU Enlargement Studies
Place PublishedBudapest
Year2011
EditionEU Frontiers Policy Paper
NumberNo. 5.
Pages35
Date Published06/2011
LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This paper reviews the state of the art literature on social learning, norm
transfer and promotion of good governance in relation to European
enlargements and the policies of the European Union (EU) in its Eastern
neighbourhood. By looking at how the EU regularly tried to adapt its
toolbox to changing international and national contexts, the paper
argues that the literature often evolved by following the difficulties the
EU had to face in transferring its own norms abroad. In order to better
understand the mechanisms of policy transfer, the paper suggests to link
international and domestic factors in the theoretical approaches to EU
external governance. The paper also offers some constructive ideas on
how to broaden the existing research agenda and proposes to attribute
more value to the expertise coming from the EU member states and
partner countries.

KeywordsEu, good governance
Type of WorkPolicy Paper
Citation Key23546
Unit: 
Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS)
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