Session

Law

Description

Europeanization is a process existent in all countries applying for EU membership, including Albania. This article aims to explore Olsen’s faces of Europeanization by looking at how this process has taken place in Albania and if it has led to substantial changes in the Albanian politics and governance. It has been argued that Europeanization is a dual process that affects both domestic policies and European Union. The article explores this relationship in the Albanian case. It argues that Europeanization in Albania is occurring in an “Albanian fashion-way” with some unique features which are labelled as ‘Europeanization by convenience’.

Keywords:

Europeanization, integration, conditionality, processes and, institutions

Session Chair

Ridvan Peshkopia

Session Co-Chair

Alban Lauka

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-32-5

First Page

11

Last Page

24

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

8-11-2014 10:45 AM

End Date

8-11-2014 11:00 AM

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Law Commons

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Exploring the “faces” of Europeanization from an Albanian perspective

Durres, Albania

Europeanization is a process existent in all countries applying for EU membership, including Albania. This article aims to explore Olsen’s faces of Europeanization by looking at how this process has taken place in Albania and if it has led to substantial changes in the Albanian politics and governance. It has been argued that Europeanization is a dual process that affects both domestic policies and European Union. The article explores this relationship in the Albanian case. It argues that Europeanization in Albania is occurring in an “Albanian fashion-way” with some unique features which are labelled as ‘Europeanization by convenience’.