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Moldova's European Choice: ‘Between Two Stools’?

Korosteleva, Elena (2010) Moldova's European Choice: ‘Between Two Stools’? Europe-Asia Studies, 62 (8). pp. 1267-1289. ISSN 0966-8136. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2010.504383) (KAR id:39208)


The article examines EU–Moldovan relations from the perspective of the external governance framework. It reveals some considerable progress in the procedural engagement of both parties. However, the internal instability experienced by Moldova in 2009 is seen to have disrupted these relations, stalling further negotiations and even questioning Moldova's true commitment to Europe. To understand this ostensibly sudden change in Moldova's allegiance to Europe, it is argued that analysis needs to go beyond conventional governance framework(s). Premised on the notion of ‘constitutive boundaries’ a ‘partnership’ perspective offers a more nuanced understanding of the boundaries of ‘the other’, thus revealing the salience of geopolitics and culture in Moldova's relations with the outside world.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09668136.2010.504383
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 09:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:15 UTC
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