A Normative Power Yes or No? The European Union, Ukraine, and the Transfer of Democracy

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    Abstract

    The apparent gap between the professed goals of the EU-Ukraine relationship and the actual results on the ground casts doubt on Brussels’ ability to transfer democracy. This chapter argues that the normative power of the EU vis-à-vis Ukraine is limited due to a combination of the following factors: the difficulties the EU has when it comes to translating policy to practice; the intricacies of Ukrainian domestic politics; and the role of the Russian Federation – both directly and indirectly.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDemocracy Promotion and the Normative Power Europe Framework
    Subtitle of host publicationThe European Union in South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
    EditorsMarek Neuman
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages119-135
    Number of pages17
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92690-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92689-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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