Reviewing European Union accession : unexpected results, spillover effects, and externalities

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  • Reviewing European Union Accession' reflects on the past decade of European integration in Central and Eastern Europe. Achievements and policies areas in further need of harmonization are examined, and the impact of acquis communautaire, on to the processes of integration is analyzed. Central to the volume is the focus on 'unexpected results, spillover effects' and 'externalities' with respect to the accession of the CEE states to the European Union.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Towards adverse spillover effect? the judicialization of the EU and the changing nature of judicial governance after enlargement / Mariusz Jerzy Golecki -- Europeanization of the Hungarian legal order : from convergence to cancellation? / Tamas Dezso Ziegler and Balázs Horváthy -- The use of referendum in Central and Eastern Europe after EU accession / Sergiu Gherghina -- Special economic zones in Poland : a black hole swallowing state budget or a messiah for regional development? / Hiroshi Kaneko -- (Dis)trusting the European Union? on the evolving variety of Euroskepticism in Central and Eastern Europe / Boyka Stefanova -- Václav Klaus as a driver of Czech Euroskepticism / Vratislav Havlík and Ondřej Mocek -- Poland and the re-categorization of the Eurozone entry : from a legal obligation to a political issue / Anna Visvizi and Paweł Tokarski -- Emerging European geographies : the Erasmus Program and its effect on the East-West divide in time of economic crisis / Amelia Hadfield and Robert Summerby-Murray -- Slovenian soft power capabilities in the European context : missed opportunities of cultural diplomacy and Erasmus student exchange program / Ana Bojinović Fenko and Jure Požgan -- The harmonization of laws on same-sex unions in post-Communist post-accession countries / Alar Kilp -- Poland and the common security and defense policy : potential leader? / Laura Chappell -- Prague on a mission : emphasizing democracy promotion within EU foreign policy / Marek Neuman -- The forgotten chapter? post-accession development policy of Central and Eastern Europe / Simon Lightfoot and Balázs Szent-Iványi -- Slovak Parliament's involvement in the EU agenda : Kosovo's independence and the policy of non-recognition / Katarína Lezová -- The European Union and Russia during the two waves of enlargement : new political and implementation rationales on old issues / Sandra Fernandes -- EU-Russia cooperation on energy efficiency : an unexpected benefit of regional interdependence between Russia and the CEE member states? / Olga Khrushcheva -- The European Union's influence over media discourse on renewable energy sources in Russia / Marianna Poberezhskaya