Fuzzy Politics Around Fuzzy Borders: The European Union's `Near Abroad'

  title={Fuzzy Politics Around Fuzzy Borders: The European Union's `Near Abroad'},
  author={Thomas Christiansen and Fabio Petito and Ben Tonra},
  journal={Cooperation and Conflict},
  pages={389 - 415}
The external borders of the European Union (EU) are becoming increasingly difficult to delineate as it exports policies to states beyond its own membership. While the EU possesses a clearly defined membership, its borders are `fuzzy'. The purpose of this paper is to consider the impact of these `fuzzy' borders on the EU's neighbours - and its resulting `fuzzy' politics. Two case studies are considered: the Baltic States and the Mediterranean. In each, the authors seek to assess the impact of EU… 
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