Institutionalization of Imported Rules in the European Union’s New Member States: Bringing Politics Back in the Research Agenda

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dc.contributor.author DIMITROVA, Antoaneta
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-14T16:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-14T16:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 1028-3625
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/7674
dc.description.abstract This paper sets out to explore the puzzle of possible institutionalization or reversal of rules ‘imported’ by new member states from Central and Eastern Europe during their preparation for accession to the EU. It argues that the institutionalization of formal rules adopted as part of enlargement requirements is not automatic post accession. New formal rules can be reversed, supported by secondary rules and institutionalized or ignored and not implemented. The paper proposes a politics framework that suggests that these different outcomes will be influenced by the environment of weak post communist states and will depend on the area specific configuration of formal and informal veto players and on the EU’s ability to impose sanctions. In the case of non acquis imported rules, reversal of formal rules would be possible without sanctions whereas in the case of acquis rules, the likely outcomes are institutionalization or ‘empty shells’. Another outcome, ‘capture’ of the new rules is likely in areas with distributive impl en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI RSCAS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2007/37 en
dc.subject Enlargement en
dc.subject Central and Eastern Europe en
dc.subject acquis communautaire en
dc.subject institutionalisation en
dc.subject administrative adaptation en
dc.title Institutionalization of Imported Rules in the European Union’s New Member States: Bringing Politics Back in the Research Agenda en
dc.type Working Paper en
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