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  1. Essential Readings 19 items
    1. EU conditionality in the Western Balkans - Florian Bieber 2013

      Book Essential

    2. Developments in Central and East European politics: 5 - Stephen White, Judy Batt, Paul G. Lewis 2013

      Book Essential See: S Birch. ‘Elections and voters’

    3. Multiple democracies in Europe: political culture in new member states - Paul Blokker 2010

      Book Essential

    4. The political system of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjørn Høyland 2011

      Book Essential

    5. Differentiated integration: explaining variation in the European Union - Dirk Leuffen, Berthold Rittberger, Frank Schimmelfennig 2013

      Book Essential

    6. Democracy in the new Europe - Christopher Lord, Erika Harris 2006

      Book Essential

    7. Democracy and authoritarianism in the post-communist world - Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss 2010

      Book Essential See: A. Mungiu-Pippidi. ‘When Europeanization meets transformation: lessons from the unfinished Eastern European revolutions’, pp. 59-81

    8. Communism's shadow: historical legacies and contemporary political attitudes - Grigore Pop-Eleches, Joshua A. Tucker 2017

      Book Essential

    9. European public spheres: politics is back 2015

      Book Essential

    10. Theoretical approaches to European integration - Sabine Saurugger 2014

      Book Essential

    11. European integration theory 2019

      Book Essential

    12. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Essential

  2. Recommended Reading 123 items
    1. The civic culture revisited - Gabriel A. Almond, Sidney Verba 1989

      Book Recommended

    2. A discipline divided: schools and sects in political science - Gabriel A. Almond c1990

      Book Recommended See: ‘The Study of Political Culture’, pp.138-156

    3. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: K Alter and RD Kelemen. ‘Too much power for the judges’

    4. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: D Beach, U Potter. ‘More powers for Brussels or renationalization?’

    5. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: R Bellamy. ‘The inevitability of a democratic deficit’, pp. 65-72

    6. Europeanising party politics?: comparative perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe - Paul G. Lewis, Radosław Markowski 2011

      Book Recommended See: L Bustikova and H Kitschelt. ‘The radical right and its nearby competitors: evidence from Eastern Europe’, pp.143-178.

    7. The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe? - Lenka Bustikova, Petra Guasti 29/12/2017

      Article Recommended

    8. Democracy in transition: political participation in the European Union - Kyriakos N. Dēmētriou, SpringerLink (Online service) c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended See: L. Cabada. ‘Parties with No Members? How to Ensure Political Participation in East Central Europe

    9. European public spheres: politics is back 2015

      Book Recommended See: J Checkel. ‘Identity, Europe and the world beyond public spheres’

    10. Demoi-cracy in the European Union: principles, institutions, policies - Francis Cheneval, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Schimmelfennig 02/01/2015

      Article Recommended

    11. Democracy in transition: political participation in the European Union - Kyriakos N. Dēmētriou, SpringerLink (Online service) c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended See: H. Coffé. ‘Gender and Political Participation in Western and Eastern Europe’

    12. Developments in Central and East European politics: 5 - Stephen White, Judy Batt, Paul G. Lewis 2013

      Book Recommended See: N Copsey. ‘The EU and Central and East European Politics’

    13. Spreading democracy and the rule of law?: the impact of EU enlargement on the rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism in post-communist legal orders - Wojciech Sadurski, Adam W. Czarnota, Martin Krygier, SpringerLink (Online service) c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended See: A Czarnota. ‘EU enlargement and the constitutional principle of judicial independence’, pp. 313-334

    14. Democracy in transition: political participation in the European Union - Kyriakos N. Dēmētriou, SpringerLink (Online service) c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    15. Democracy in transition: political participation in the European Union - Kyriakos N. Dēmētriou, SpringerLink (Online service) c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended See: K Demetriou. ‘Introduction’

    16. Europeanising party politics?: comparative perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe - Paul G. Lewis, Radosław Markowski 2011

      Book Recommended See: Z Enyedi and F Casal Bertoa. ‘Patterns of party competition 1990-2009’, pp. 116-142.

    17. Modernization and Authoritarianism - Roberto Stefan Foa 2018

      Article Recommended

    18. European public spheres: politics is back 2015

      Book Recommended See: A Follesdal. ‘Democracy, identity and European public spheres’

    19. "Soft Decisionism" in Bulgaria - Venelin I. Ganev 2018

      Article Recommended

    20. Great Expectations: The EU and Domestic Political Competition in East Central Europe - Anna Grzymalaa-Busse, Abby Innes 01/02/2003

      Article Recommended

    21. Electoral rights in Europe: advances and challenges 2017

      Book Recommended See: H. Hardman. ‘The impact of elections and voter de-alignment on human rights’

    22. The political system of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjørn Høyland 2011

      Book Recommended See: Chapter 4. S. Hix and B. Hoyland. ‘Judicial politics’

    23. The political system of the European Union - Simon Hix, Bjørn Høyland 2011

      Book Recommended See: Chapter 6. S. Hix and B. Hoyland. ‘Democracy, parties and elections’

    24. Developments in Central and East European politics: 5 - Stephen White, Judy Batt, Paul G. Lewis 2013

      Book Recommended See: K. Jasiewicz. ‘Citizens and politics’, pp. 204-227

    25. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended

    26. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: E. Jones. ‘Identity and solidarity’

    27. Democracy in transition: political participation in the European Union - Kyriakos N. Dēmētriou c2013

      Book Recommended See: A. Kirbiš. ‘Political Participation and Non-democratic Political Culture in Western Europe, East-Central Europe and Post-Yugoslav Countries’

    28. Democracy and political culture in Eastern Europe - Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Dieter Fuchs, Jan Zielonka 2006

      Book Recommended Select chapter according to interest

    29. Introduction: The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU - Dimitry Kochenov, Amichai Magen, Laurent Pech 09/2016

      Article Recommended Or please select another article from this special issue 54(5)

    30. Democracy and the role of associations: political, organizational and social contexts - Sigrid Rossteutscher 2005

      Book Recommended See: U. Korkut. ‘The position of interest groups in Eastern European democracies : maturing servicemen or trojan horses?’

    31. Orbán's Laboratory of Illiberalism - Péter Krekó, Zsolt Enyedi 2018

      Article Recommended

    32. Imitation and Its Discontents - Ivan Krastev, Stephen Holmes 2018

      Article Recommended

    33. Europeanising party politics?: comparative perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe - Paul G. Lewis, Radosław Markowski 2011

      Book Recommended See: R. Ladrech. ‘Shallow Europeanisation and party system instability in post-communist states: how changing constraints undermine the development of stable partisan linkages’, pp. 218-235

    34. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: C. Lequesne. ‘Old versus New’, pp. 267-277

    35. The European Union and party politics in Central and Eastern Europe - Paul G. Lewis, Zdenka Mansfeldová 2006

      Book Recommended

    36. Europeanising party politics?: comparative perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe - Paul G. Lewis, Radosław Markowski 2011

      Book Recommended

    37. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: U. Liebert. 'European Union identity formation in (the) crisis', pp. 98-106

    38. Democracy in the new Europe - Christopher Lord, Erika Harris 2006

      Book Recommended See: C. Lord and E. Harris. ‘Promoting democracy in the new Europe’, pp. 88-123

    39. Democracy in the new Europe - Christopher Lord, Erika Harris 2006

      Book Recommended See: C. Lord and E. Harris. ‘Assessing democracy in the new Europe’, pp. 124-150

    40. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: C. Lord. ‘A democratic achievement, not just a democratic deficit’, pp. 73-79

    41. Following the Money: European Union Funding of Civil Society Organizations - Christine Mahoney, Michael J. Beckstrand 11/2011

      Article Recommended

    42. Slovakia's Conflicting Camps - Grigorij Mesežnikov, Ol'ga Gyárfášová 2018

      Article Recommended

    43. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: G. Pagoulatos and L. Tsoukalis. ‘Multilevel Governance’

    44. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: C. Parsons. ‘Sociological Perspectives on European Integration’

    45. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: M. Pollack. ‘Realist, Intergovernmentalist, and Institutionalist Approaches’

    46. Europeanising party politics?: comparative perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe - Paul G. Lewis, Radosław Markowski 2011

      Book Recommended See: G. Pridham. ‘Political parties and their consolidation in post-communist new democracies: indirect and direct impacts from EU enlargement’, pp. 44-68

    47. Designing democracy: EU enlargement and regime change in post-communist Europe - Geoffrey Pridham 2004

      Book Recommended See: G. Pridham. ‘Post-communist accession governments: policy orientation, institutional adjustment and implementing democratic conditionality’, pp. 97-144. (Beware: at time of writing the online contents are incorrectly displaying. You need to opt to download the book, rather than ‘read online’ to see the correct table of contents)

    48. Can Poland's Backsliding Be Stopped? - Wojciech Przybylski 2018

      Article Recommended

    49. Developments in Central and East European politics: 5 - Stephen White, Judy Batt, Paul G. Lewis 2013

      Book Recommended See: A. Roberts. ‘The Quality of post-communist democracy’

    50. Spreading democracy and the rule of law?: the impact of EU enlargement on the rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism in post-communist legal orders - Wojciech Sadurski, Adam W. Czarnota, Martin Krygier c2006

      Book Recommended See: D. Robertson. ‘A problem of their own, solutions of their own: CEE jurisdictions and the problems of lustration and retroactivity’, pp. 72-96

    51. The Crisis of Liberalism - Jacques Rupnik 2018

      Article Recommended

    52. Spreading democracy and the rule of law?: the impact of EU enlargement on the rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism in post-communist legal orders - Wojciech Sadurski, Adam W. Czarnota, Martin Krygier c2006

      Book Recommended See: W. Sadurski. ‘EU Enlargement and democracy in new member states’

    53. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: W. Sandholtz and A. Stone Sweet. ‘Neo-Functionalism and Supranational Governance’

    54. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: F. Schimmelfennig. ‘Constructivist Perspectives’

    55. International socialization in Europe: European organizations, political conditionality and democratic change - Frank Schimmelfennig, Stefan Engert, Heiko Knobel 2006

      Book Recommended

    56. The Oxford handbook of the European Union - Erik Jones, Anand Menon, Stephen Weatherill 2012

      Book Recommended See: V. Schmidt. ‘Democracy and legitimacy in the European Union’

    57. Central and southeast European politics since 1989 2010

      Book Recommended See: U. Sedelmeier. ‘The EU and democratization in Central and Southeastern Europe since 1989’, pp. 519-535

    58. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: D. Siccurelli, M. Pollack. ‘Does the EU act as a normative power?’

    59. Spreading democracy and the rule of law?: the impact of EU enlargement on the rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism in post-communist legal orders - Wojciech Sadurski, Adam W. Czarnota, Martin Krygier c2006

      Book Recommended See: D Smilov. ‘EU enlargement and the constitutional principle of judicial independence’, pp. 313-334

    60. EU enlargement and referendums - Aleks Szczerbiak, Paul A. Taggart 2005

      Book Recommended (NB) these chapters are also published in a special issue of West European Politics, 27:4, 2004.

    61. Conclusion: Towards a Model of (European) Referendums - Aleks Szczerbiak, Paul Taggart 09/2004

      Article Recommended

    62. Euroscepticism as a Persistent Phenomenon - Simon Usherwood, Nick Startin 01/2013

      Article Recommended

    63. Democracy and authoritarianism in the post-communist world - Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss 2010

      Book Recommended See: M. A. Vachudova. ‘Democratization in post-communist Europe: illiberal regimes and the leverage of the European Union’, pp. 82-106

    64. Going, going, ... gone? The decline of party membership in contemporary Europe - Ingrid Van Biezen, Peter Mair, Thomas Poguntke 01/2012

      Article Recommended

    65. Key controversies in European integration 2016

      Book Recommended See: J. White. ' A common European Identity is an illusion', pp. 107-114

    66. Liberal Democracy’s Crisis of Confidence - Richard Wike, Janell Fetterolf 2018

      Article Recommended