EU democracy promotion in the Eastern neighbourhood

By Natalia Shapovalova, Richard Youngs (18/12/2012) Working Paper
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This paper presents empirical data which show that the EU has genuinely turned over a new leaf in its support to democracy through civil society development. However, it argues that the EU still needs more fundamentally to review the way it implements civil society support in the Eastern neighbourhood if its new initiatives are to contribute effectively to demand-driven, bottom-up reform.

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Ukraine. Eastern Partnership. EU enlargement. Russia. Caucasus.
Democracy promotion. EU foreign policy.

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