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2021 Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Politics and Gender

Same Ingredients, Different Recipes: EU Leverage and Democratic Backsliding in New Member States and Candidate Countries

Europe (Central and Eastern)
Comparative Politics
Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Natasha Wunsch
Sciences Po Paris
Panel Discussant
Anna Lührmann
University of Gothenburg

25/08/2018 09:00 - 10:40
Building: VMP 9 Floor: Ground Room: VMP9-Lecture Hall
This panel tackles dynamics and patterns of democratic backsliding in the wider EU enlargement region. Covering both new EU member states and candidate countries, the panel examines the causes of backsliding and questions the EU’s ability to respond adequately to this phenomenon with its current toolbox. The individual papers adopt a comparative perspective that brings together Europeanisation research with a thorough examination of domestic factors and the role of party politics in accounting for the onset and persistence of democratic backsliding. It feeds into the ongoing debate about the illiberal turn in Central and Eastern Europe by making both theoretical and empirical insights into this discussion.

Paper List

Title Details
Backsliding in the Post-Communist Space. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis View Paper Details
External Influence Versus Patronal Politics: Is the EU Still Effective to Promote Democracy and the Rule of Law? View Paper Details
Patterns of Vulnerability and Resilience in Central and East European Democracies View Paper Details
Same Menu, Different Recipes? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Democratic Backsliding in the EU Enlargement Region View Paper Details
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