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When enlargement meets common foreign and security policy: Serbia's Europeanisation, Visa liberalisation and the Kosovo policy

Kostovicova, Denisa (2014) When enlargement meets common foreign and security policy: Serbia's Europeanisation, Visa liberalisation and the Kosovo policy. Europe-Asia Studies, 66 (1). pp. 67-87. ISSN 0966-8136

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Abstract

During the process of visa liberalisation Serbia made significant and unexpected adjustments in its Kosovo policy, which demonstrate the European Union's leverage. Serbia's compliance on Kosovo cannot be explained either by rational institutionalism, which accounts for domestic change based on cost–benefit calculations, or sociological institutionalism, which predicts domestic adaptation based on convergence of norms and identities. Applying discursive institutionalism, this empirical study of Serbia's Europeanisation identifies discursive denial as a strategy of the Serbian elite in pursuing costly policy implementation. It contributes a novel perspective on ‘shallow’ Europeanisation by highlighting a lack of discursive reinforcement of adopted rules.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ceas20
Additional Information: © 2013 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 10:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54972/

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