Democratic transformations in Eastern Europe : the efficacy of norm diffusion strategies of the EU and NATO
MetadataShow full item record
In the process of international socialization, states are induced to adopt the constitutive norms and rules of the international community. This thesis examines the process of norm transfer by International Organizations (IOs), specifically the EU and NATO. Generally, international norms are diffused through IO enlargement or, as an alternative, through the partnership between the organization and non-member states. The ultimate success of the socialization process depends on the strategies, mechanisms and tools that are used by each socializing agent. The effectiveness of IOs' norms diffusion in dealing with partners is greater when the organizations apply differentiated, multi-staged socialization strategies that imply various levels of conditionality and offer powerful incentives that encourage domestic transformation. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the socialization strategies of the EU and NATO towards their East European neighbors given the fact that a prospective membership is not on the table. The main argument of this thesis is that, despite all positive achievements and results to date, the ENP as a norm diffusion mechanism is less effective than the PfP, and it could be improved by more actively applying the PfP's experience.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ware, David M. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009);This thesis focuses on the problem of recurring conflict in post-civil war states and seeks to understand the actions undertaken by the international community to alleviate this problem. Specifically, the thesis asks if ...
Socialization of Black Naval officers (Black officers experience a more traumatic socialization process upon entering the Navy than do their White peers due to certain differences between the broader Black and White subcultural socialization process Ford, Jerry Wilson (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1980-12);This study was undertaken to assess the impact of the organizational socialization process as it pertains to the Black male Navy officers. The intent is to examine whether that process unduly traumatizes these minority ...
Jordan, Clarence Edward (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1983);Two issues generated this study: (1) the changing nature of the Navy's HRM Support System both in regard to ideology and structure, and (2) concern from various sectors over what is perceived to be the likely Equal ...