Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/60193
Authors: 
Jano, Dorian
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Institute for European Integration 2/12
Abstract: 
This article replicates and extends the Hille and Knill (2006) study on the implementation of the acquis communautaire in EU candidate countries. We use a different methodological approach, i.e. the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA), and extend the analysis by incorporating EU-level factors (the intensity of EU conditionality). The fsQCA analysis shows that the bureaucratic effectiveness is systematically related to candidate countries' alignment performance whereas there is no systematic relationship between alignment performance, political constraints, financial capacities, government membership support and/or the absence of intensity of EU conditionality.
Subjects: 
acquis communautaire
EU candidate countries
Central and Eastern Europe
enlargement
Europeanization
fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis
implementation
policy change
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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