Europeanization, Conditionality and Domestic Change: The Twinning Exercise and Administrative Reform in Romania

David Phinnemore, D. Papadimitriou

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    Abstract

    A key requirement of the countries of central and eastern Europe (CEECs) that wish to join the EU is that they develop the administrative capacity to implement effectively the acquis communautaire. The 'twinning' programme is designed to assist in this process. Drawing on experiences in Romania, and linking these to debates on Europeanization, this article argues that the success of twinning to date is related to the design of the programme, institutional fluidity and politicization within central administration, the individual agency and the reform commitment of those hosting twinning projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)619-639
    Number of pages21
    JournalJCMS Journal of Common Market Studies
    Volume42(3)
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Business and International Management
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Political Science and International Relations

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