The Resource The impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation : comparing electoral competition and civil service reforms in post-communist Albania, Arolda Elbasani

The impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation : comparing electoral competition and civil service reforms in post-communist Albania, Arolda Elbasani

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The impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation : comparing electoral competition and civil service reforms in post-communist Albania
Title
The impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation
Title remainder
comparing electoral competition and civil service reforms in post-communist Albania
Statement of responsibility
Arolda Elbasani
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation explores how and to what extent EU conditionality can foster democratisation in a highly problematic case such as post-communist Albania. In order to examining the phenomena of democratisation in operational detail, the thesis delves into the sub-systemic level of democratisation focusing on two partial regimes - electoral regime and civil service system. The analysis follows on the rational choice premise that the domestic actors' strategies of compliance depend on the structure of external incentives i.e. rewards and threats, that appeal to their interest. Our account on the impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation assumes that the likelihood of compliance depends on 1) the size of the rewards attached to conditionality; 2) the size of adoption costs; 3) the clarity of prescriptions and 4) credibility of reinforcement. The first part consists of developing a conceptual framework for assessing and explaining the impact of EU enlargement conditionality over democratisation processes. The second part explores the case of Albanian democratisation and the specific challenge it poses to the working of EU conditionality. The third part analyses the association between EU conditionality and reform seeking to identify whether the fortification of the EU conditionality coincides with a pattern-breaking change in each of the partial regimes of our choice. The thesis concludes that the EU was more successful to foster reforms in the area of electoral competition than public administration and civil service system. The EU seemed to push forward reforms by articulating clear prescriptions regarding the electoral competition; and advancing contractual relations with the country in function of electoral performance
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IT-FiEUI
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Elbasani, Arolda
Date time place
Defence date: 30 November 2007
Dewey number
321.809
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2007.
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • European Union
  • Albania
  • European Union countries
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The impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation : comparing electoral competition and civil service reforms in post-communist Albania, Arolda Elbasani
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Supervisor: P. Schmitter
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb1382658x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
323 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038726458
Label
The impact of EU conditionality upon democratisation : comparing electoral competition and civil service reforms in post-communist Albania, Arolda Elbasani
Publication
Note
Supervisor: P. Schmitter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1382658x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038726458

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