EU democracy promotion in the Eastern neighbourhood: a turn to civil society?


EU democracy promotion in the Eastern neighbourhood: a turn to civil society?

On December 18, 2012, TA Fellow Richard Youngs published a working paper with his colleague Natalia Shapovalova. For the full paper please visit the FRIDE Website.

"This paper presents empirical data which show that the EU has genuinely turned over a new leaf in its support to democracy through civil society development. However, it argues that the EU still needs more fundamentally to review the way it implements civil society support in the Eastern neighbourhood if its new initiatives are to contribute effectively to demand-driven, bottom-up reform."

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