4th International Virtual Congress (IVC-2017).  International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

The European Neighbourhood Policy from an IPE perspective: Economic dependency versus ENP-compliance in the EU’s southern neighborhood

Author Affiliations

  • 1Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 25-31, December,14 (2016)

Abstract

This paper aims to examine the European Neighbourhood Policy from an international political economy perspective. Using a locally adapted version of world systems analysis as theoretical framework, the mode of “incorporation” into the EU\\\'s regional economic system will be examined in the case of the EU\\\'s southern “neighbourhood”. The focus of examination is put on the interplay between economic dependency patterns and the transformative capabilities of the EU vis-a-vie its neighbors. The hypothesis suggests that the success of the EU\\\'s policy tools to transform neighbor states highly depends on the economic dependency patterns of the given states. Closer economic ties imply enhanced compliance with the EU\\\'s policy tools while more economic autonomy gives space to more resistive behaviors. To test this assumption, first an overall examination of the economic dependency patterns of the southern neighbors needs to be carried out, including trade, investment and development aid figures, and then the compliance of these states with ENP policies needs to be examined and compared accordingly. The final outcome of this comparison can then shed some light on the interplay between the concepts of \\\"Market Power Europe” and “Normative Power Europe”, channeling this research into the contemporary scientific debate on ENP effectiveness.

References

  1. Whitman Richard G. and Wolff Stefan (2010)., Much ado about nothing? The European Neighborhood Policy in Perspective: Context., The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective, Palgrave Studies, 3-26.
  2. Manners Ian (2002)., Normative Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?., Journal of Common Market Studies, 40(2), 235-258.
  3. Damro Chad (2012)., Market power Europe., Journal of European Public Policy, 19(5).
  4. Damro Chad (2015)., Market power Europe: exploring a dynamic conceptual framework., Journal of European Public Policy, 22(9).
  5. Marchetti Andreas (2009)., The European Neighbourhood Policy: Foreign Policy at the EU’s Periphery., Discussion Paper, C 158, University of Bonn: ZEI.
  6. Wallerstein Immanuel (2011)., The Modern World-System: l, University of California Press, London.
  7. European Commission (2015)., Progress reports on implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt., http://eeas.europa.eu/enp/ documents/progress-reports/index_en.htm, retrieved: 07/05/2016.
  8. European Commission (2013)., Progress reports on implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt., http://eeas.europa.eu/enp/ documents/progress-reports/index_en.htm (retrieved: 07/05/2016).
  9. European Commission (2014)., Progress reports on implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt., http://eeas.europa.eu/ enp/documents/progress-reports/index_en.htm (retrieved: 07/05/2016)