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EU Accession of Central and Eastern European Countries: Democracy and Integration as Conflicting Logics
Although the European Union (EU) has in many ways supported democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, it has also imposed new constraints on the functioning of democracy. The article exploresExpand
Promoting Democracy through Civil Society: How to Step up the EU’s Policy towards the Eastern Neighbourhood. CEPS Working Documents No. 237, 1 February 2006
  • K. Raik
  • Political Science
  • 1 February 2006
The European Union has successfully supported democratisation in its new Eastern member states and candidate countries. Now it needs to become more engaged in those post-communist countries whereExpand
The EU as a Regional Power: Extended Governance and Historical Responsibility
One of the most consensual issues in the field of EU foreign policy is the special importance of neighbouring areas or ‘wider Europe’. Regardless of its capability to become an ever stronger globalExpand
Renaissance of realism, a new stage of Europeanization, or both? Estonia, Finland and EU foreign policy
  • K. Raik
  • Political Science
  • 1 December 2015
The relationship between EU foreign policy and national foreign policies of the member states is changing due to various factors: the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009 and subsequentExpand
Liberalism and geopolitics in EU–Russia relations: rereading the “Baltic factor”
  • K. Raik
  • Political Science
  • 2 April 2016
ABSTRACT Contrary to some expectations, the Baltic states’ accession to the EU in 2004 was not followed by an improvement in their relations with Russia. Instead, the Baltic states became known asExpand
The Northern European Member States