Sectoral Dynamics of EU Enlargement : Advocacy , Access and Alliances in a Composite Policy

  title={Sectoral Dynamics of EU Enlargement : Advocacy , Access and Alliances in a Composite Policy},
  author={Ulrich Sedelmeier},
  • Ulrich Sedelmeier
  • Published 2002
Theoretical studies of EU enlargement have mainly focused on the macro-level of enlargement, namely under which conditions the EU decides to enlarge. We still miss a conceptual framework to analyse the sectoral dynamics of enlargement that specifies under which conditions the preferences of the candidate countries are accommodated in EU policy. I argue that an accommodation of the candidates’ preferences depends crucially on policy advocates in the EU. The influence of these policy advocates is… CONTINUE READING
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