Transnational European party federations as EU foreign policy actors: the activities of Europarties in Eastern Partnership states

Chryssogelos, Angelos (2017) Transnational European party federations as EU foreign policy actors: the activities of Europarties in Eastern Partnership states. Journal of Common Market Studies, 55 (2). pp. 257-274. ISSN 0021-9886

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This article assesses how the involvement of European party federations (Europarties) in the politics of Eastern Partnership (EaP) states relates to the objectives of the EU in the region. Under specific scope conditions, Europarties can promote EU interests and values and help EU neighbourhood policy overcome some of the inconsistencies created by the lack of the enlargement instrument. The article conceptualizes Europarties as transnational actors whose external activities match the pathways of EU influence in EaP. Empirically, by examining political developments in Georgia and Moldova, the article demonstrates how Europarties function as conduit for EU strategic influence over pro-European elites, as well as normative influence on the functioning of party politics in EaP states.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eastern Partnership (EaP); Europarties; EU foreign policy; European People's Party; Georgia
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Angelos Chryssogelos
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 15:31
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 15:31
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5183

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