Democratisation Without Societal Participation?

Democratisation Without Societal Participation?

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This book explores the strategy of the European Union in the democratisation processes of Serbia and Croatia in the years 2000 - 2005. It argues that the EU intervention turned the democratization processes into Europeanisation processes, which featured the promotion of societal participation, the regional approach and the conditionality principle as their constitutive elements. In examining the EU's choice of actors targeted and analysing the issue areas promoted by its policy, the study explores the implementation of concepts of societal participation and challenges the proclamation of civil society promotion being an indispensable part of the EU's democratisation agenda for Serbia and Croatia.However, this does not mean that young people in Serbia and Croatia are not interested in their social and political ... Young people in Serbia and Croatia tend to believe that their personal participation does not make a difference. Concerninganbsp;...

Title:Democratisation Without Societal Participation?
Author:Nina Wichmann
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2007


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