Dr Andriy TYUSHKA's recent publication for the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy

Dr Andriy TYUSHKA, Senior Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin, just published an article with the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy on the twists and turns of democratic transition and Europeanization in East-Central Europe since 1989.

The article addresses the puzzle of democratic transition resilience in the context of the ECE countries’ simultaneous transformation, European integration and state-building agendas. It argues that, on this path of complex transition, they develop a distinct type of (Europeanized) statehood, that is EU ‘member-statehood’ and EU ‘neighbour-statehood’, in both constitutional, administrative, judicial and not least identitarian terms.

Drawing on the democratization, Europeanization and state-building literatures, this article bridges the discussion of the differentiated EU-induced and EU-centric transition trajectories of accession candidate and non-candidate countries in light of them becoming successfully, or less so, ‘ideal’ EU members or neighbours, respectively.

The article can be consulted here.