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Democratic Backsliding in New EU Member and Candidate States

Europe (Central and Eastern)
Comparative Politics
Democracy
Democratisation
European Politics
European Union
Political Parties
Candidate
P086
Natasha Wunsch
Sciences Po Paris
Solveig Richter
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Universität Erfurt
European Union

Friday 09:00 - 10:40 (08/09/2017)

Building: BL09 Eilert Sundts hus, A-Blokka Floor: 1 Room: ES AUD6

Abstract

The panel tackles the diverse expressions of democratic backsliding among new EU member states and candidate countries. It analyses the empirical expressions of backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Western Balkans, and discusses the ways in which the EU has responded so far to a deterioration of democratic standards among its members. Moreover, it addresses the theoretical implications of backsliding when it comes to the design of the EU's enlargement policy and to political party competition at both the EU and the domestic levels. The aim of the panel is to offer a composite picture of the consequences of democratic backsliding and its potential remedies. The different papers highlight the conceptual and the empirical challenges posed by democratic backsliding in a comparative, cross-regional perspective that covers both the pre- and the post-accession dimensions.

Title Details
Explaining Backsliding in Anti-Corruption Performance in the new EU Member States: A Comparative Perspective View Paper Details
Backsliding by the Backdoor? Hollow Political Competition and the Concentration of Power in Post-Communist Europe View Paper Details
Questioning the EU’s Transformative Power: Democratic Backsliding and the Design of EU Enlargement Policy View Paper Details
Consolidated Technocratic and Ethnic Hollowness, but no backsliding: Reassessing Europeanisation in Estonia and Latvia View Paper Details
Explaining the Creeping Failure of Liberal Democracy in Bulgaria from Below View Paper Details