Semi-Authoritarianism Accepted: The European Union’s Problematic Involvement in Serbia
Radeljic, B. 2018. Semi-Authoritarianism Accepted: The European Union’s Problematic Involvement in Serbia. Annual of the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research. XLII Special Issue, pp. 67-82.
The relationship between Brussels and Belgrade has never been straightforward. Following the overthrow of Slobodan Milošević, EU authorities have welcomed different opposition forces and altogether failed to pursue reforms and consolidate institutional infrastructure. Accordingly, this paper examines the EU’s position vis-à-vis the increasing semiauthoritarianism in Serbia. It is argued that as long as the problematic Serbian elites pretend, or even manage to meet some of the EU’s expectations, the Brussels administration will continue to ignore the pursuit of a wide range of unfavourable domestic policies. Such an approach has regrettably given the Serbian regime the opportunity to cement its power base, thereby obstructing the implementation of any substantial democratic improvements.
|Annual of the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research
|XLII Special Issue, pp. 67-82
|Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research
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|24 Apr 2020
|© 2018 The Author.
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