Business, Government, and EU Accession

Business, Government, and EU Accession : Strategic Partnership and Conflict

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Business, Government, and EU Accession is a detailed study of how EU accession impacts the relationship between business and government in the acceding country. Using Bulgaria as a case study, Iankova examines the mechanisms of these interactions and interrogates the effectiveness of existing models in facilitating national goals of EU accession, revealing difficulties with and resistances to applying an EU-designed model of institutional change in postcommunist more

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  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 228.6 x 355.6 x 96.52mm | 589.67g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739130552
  • 9780739130551

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Business, Government and EU Accession is the first comprehensive study that meticulously explores how accession to the EU has affected the relationship between business and government in post-communist countries. It is a must read for anybody interested in Europeanization and domestic change, both in old and prospective member states. -- Tanja A. Borzel, Professor of Political Science; director of the Center for European Integration, Freie Universitat Berlin The consequences of EU accession have been a strongly contested theme in the literature on post-Communist Eastern Europe. In this excellent volume, Elena Iankova uses the lens of changing business-government relations to show how accession has its effects. Professor Iankova traces how legal conditionality, financial aid, and pressures for capacity building served to fundamentally change-and even constitute-the political relationship between the state and the private sector. An important contribution on an important issue. -- Stephan Haggard, Professor in the Graduate School of International Relations, University of California, San Diegoshow more

About Elena A. Iankova

Elena A. Iankova is lecturer in international business at The Johnson School at Cornell more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Dynamics of the Business-Government Consensus on EU Accession in Bulgaria Chapter 3 Trends in the Business-Government Relationship in Bulgaria: Post-Communist Reform and EU Accession Chapter 4 Adjusting to the Legal Conditionalities of Accession Chapter 5 Cooperation and Conflict on the Sensitive Issues of Legal Approximation Chapter 6 The Challenge of Financial Aid Chapter 7 The Capacity-Building Imperative: Partnerships for Learning Chapter 8 Europeanization of Business-Government Relations at the Regional Level Chapter 9 Conclusionsshow more