Europeanization through Conditionality and Deliberation in the EU Enlargemant Process

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Jehona Lushaku Sadriu

An analysis of the case study of Kosovo

ISBN 978-3-643-91166-7
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2019
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Europa als politischer Raum

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How does EU apply conditionality towards potential
candidate countries in the Europeanization process? Is EU
applying also deliberation for defining and applying
conditions towards local institutions? This study analyzes
the Europeanization process of newly established country,
Kosovo by focusing on the application of EU conditionality
and deliberation as enlargement tools. Deliberation is used
for the first time in combination to EU conditionality. The
research base of this study is the High Representative
Meeting between EU and Kosovo representatives in the
Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue: Sectorial
Meeting on Justice, Freedom and Security, which was held in
Prishtina in 2016. This case study has been qualitatively
analyzed with a discourse analysis of thirty dialogues. As
novelty, this study introduces an index of three measurement
levels of EU conditionality, whereas Discourse Quality Index
(DQI) was applied for deliberation. In a combination of
theory and practice, the study presents concrete results,
which are interesting for academia, EU institutions and
public politics in Kosovo.

„Lushaku shows in her book that real politics is more
complex with a mixture of conditionality and deliberation,
where sometimes preferences are changed by the force of the
better argument. Her book will help that the general public
becomes more aware of this complexity and learns that
politics can be much more interesting than simply a power
Jürg Steiner, Professor Emeritus at North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, USA and Universität Bern, Switzerland.

Jehona Lushaku Sadriu (born in 1980)
finished her Doctoral studies on Political Science at
University of Hannover, Germany. She teaches at University
of Prishtina and has a research focus on the relations
between EU and Western Balkan.