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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004

Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes

Ana Bojinović Fenko ; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
Ana Urlić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4307-2501 ; Madison Consulting, Zagreb

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APA 6th Edition
Bojinović Fenko, A. & Urlić, A. (2015). Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes. Croatian International Relations Review, 21 (72), 107-138. https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004
MLA 8th Edition
Bojinović Fenko, Ana and Ana Urlić. "Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes." Croatian International Relations Review, vol. 21, no. 72, 2015, pp. 107-138. https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004. Accessed 20 Sep. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Bojinović Fenko, Ana and Ana Urlić. "Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes." Croatian International Relations Review 21, no. 72 (2015): 107-138. https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004
Harvard
Bojinović Fenko, A., and Urlić, A. (2015). 'Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes', Croatian International Relations Review, 21(72), pp. 107-138. https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004
Vancouver
Bojinović Fenko A, Urlić A. Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes. Croatian International Relations Review [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2019 September 20];21(72):107-138. https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004
IEEE
A. Bojinović Fenko and A. Urlić, "Political Criteria vs. Political Conditionality: Comparative analysis of Slovenian and Croatian European Union accession processes", Croatian International Relations Review, vol.21, no. 72, pp. 107-138, 2015. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2015-0004

Abstracts
This study analyses the differences in content and procedure in the application of political criteria and political conditionality in the EU accession processes of Slovenia and Croatia. The article ascertains
that with regard to substance, the Commission and EU member states did apply political criteria more extensively and meticulously to Croatia in comparison to Slovenia, but mainly due to the
difference in the states’ initial assessment of preparedness for EU membership and the application of the principle of own merits. Empirical results, however, show that the differences in political
conditionality did not only stem from Croatia’s post-conflict conditions, but also from the EU’s experience of the 2004 and 2007 enlargements and the concern about the EU’s absorption capacity.
As for the accession process procedure, the latter has increasingly empowered the Commission rather than EU member states, which bears relevance for future (Western Balkans) enlargements.

Keywords
EU accession process; political accession criteria; political conditionality; Croatia; Slovenia

Hrčak ID: 135020

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/135020

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