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European Union Enlargement

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Material Information

Title: European Union Enlargement Merit-Based Versus Wave-Based Accession in the Cases of Bulgaria and Romania
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Guevara, Lizette
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: European Union
Bulgaria
Romania
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: After decades of integration, the European Union's members embrace similar political values, economic goals and social norms. The collapse of communism in 1989 challenged the EU to balance these norms with concerns for regional stability in considering enlargement. This study investigates the dynamics of enlarging by waves of countries versus enlarging according to the merit of each. In assessing whether waves are prioritized over merit, all five rounds of accession are addressed, but the study centers upon Bulgaria and Romania and examines the three categories of criteria used by the EU: political, economic, and acquis, the EU's body of law. The study finds that for practical reasons the EU prefers to enlarge by waves, but individual merit defines the floor of the group. An unwavering expectation that democracy be safeguarded is balanced by more flexibility regarding economic criteria. The acquis criteria allow for flexibility in areas that interfere least with national interests of older members. These findings have implications for current candidates for membership, future applicants, and other regional organizations. The heavy role of the European Union in shaping the policy of acceding states also bears great impact on regional stability, which is particularly salient in an increasingly interconnected world.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lizette Guevara
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 G9
System ID: NCFE003784:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003784/00001

Material Information

Title: European Union Enlargement Merit-Based Versus Wave-Based Accession in the Cases of Bulgaria and Romania
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Guevara, Lizette
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: European Union
Bulgaria
Romania
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: After decades of integration, the European Union's members embrace similar political values, economic goals and social norms. The collapse of communism in 1989 challenged the EU to balance these norms with concerns for regional stability in considering enlargement. This study investigates the dynamics of enlarging by waves of countries versus enlarging according to the merit of each. In assessing whether waves are prioritized over merit, all five rounds of accession are addressed, but the study centers upon Bulgaria and Romania and examines the three categories of criteria used by the EU: political, economic, and acquis, the EU's body of law. The study finds that for practical reasons the EU prefers to enlarge by waves, but individual merit defines the floor of the group. An unwavering expectation that democracy be safeguarded is balanced by more flexibility regarding economic criteria. The acquis criteria allow for flexibility in areas that interfere least with national interests of older members. These findings have implications for current candidates for membership, future applicants, and other regional organizations. The heavy role of the European Union in shaping the policy of acceding states also bears great impact on regional stability, which is particularly salient in an increasingly interconnected world.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lizette Guevara
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 G9
System ID: NCFE003784:00001

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