The Politics of European Union Enlargement
Edited by Frank Schimmelfennig, Ulrich Sedelmeier
Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge – 302 pages
This is a key reference text presenting the latest first-rate approaches to the study of European enlargement.
Developed and significantly expanded from a special issue of the leading Journal of European Public Policy, this new volume draws on the insights from the recently emerging theoretically-informed literature on the EU's eastern enlargement and complements these studies with original articles that combine a theoretical approach with comparative analyses.
These expert contributors focus on the broader theoretical debates and their implications for the enlargement of the EU, as well as placing the enlargement of the EU within the broader context of the expansion of international organisations and the study of institutions in international relations.
‘It was certainly high time for a book that identifies the most important novel trends in the study of how this new Europe came about.’ - West European Politics, Vol. 29