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The Eastern Dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy: practices, instruments and social structures

Korosteleva, Elena, Natorski, Michal, Simao, Licinia (2013) The Eastern Dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy: practices, instruments and social structures. East European Politics, 29 (3). pp. 257-272. ISSN 2159-9173. (doi:10.1080/21599165.2013.807801) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37650)

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The European Union (EU) continuingly searches for more effective policy towards its eastern neighbours, which is reflected in the ongoing adaptation of its existing approaches, discourses and policy strategies to the new challenges of its external environment. In order to understand the complexity and limitations of the EU framework under the European neighbourhood policy and the eastern partnership initiative – that is, to consider the interface between policy instruments, institutional structures and multiple agents – one needs to adopt an original analytical perspective of practices to comprehensively assess the policies' outcomes. With this in mind, this issue sets to discern patterns of social practices between the EU and its eastern neighbours, and examine how these relations guide agents' interactions in various policy areas. This introduction outlines the theoretical framework synergising the three fundamental concepts – of practices, policy instruments and social structures – that have predicated research for this issue. It also outlines the structure and main arguments of the individual case-studies which inform the issue's conceptual framework.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/21599165.2013.807801
Additional information: Special Issue: The European Neighbourhood Policy in the Eastern Region: The Practices Perspective
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 15:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:57 UTC
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