Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

The EU's role in the emergence of International Development policies in Central and Eastern European states

07 October 2009 | 3:00pm - 4.30pm | Seminar

Room 11.14 Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Dr Simon Lightfoot, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, POLIS

This paper examines the EU's role in the emergence of International Development Policy in the ten new member states from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Development policy provides useful insights into policy-making as it is a key way that states operationalise their foreign policy; thus giving us insights into the foreign policy priorities of the new member states. The paper examines to what extent have new member states embraced the spirit of the acquis as well as the letter? What factors hinder new member states from taking on board the acquis in this field more fully? Does the EU conditionality have less impact in areas where the EU acquis is less communitaire and more intergovernmental? This paper therefore reviews the current state of play in the NMS to see how far we have witnessed the Europeanization of Development Cooperation in CEE states.

Location Details

Room 11.14 is located on the first floor (Level 11) of the Social Sciences Building.

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