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From the Western Balkans to the Greater Balkans Area: The External Conditioning of “Awkward” and “Integrated” States

From the Western Balkans to the Greater Balkans Area: The External Conditioning of “Awkward” and... Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/mediterranean-quarterly/article-pdf/17/3/86/439478/MQ173_07_Kavalski.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 31 March 2022 From the Western Balkans to the Greater Balkans Area: The External Conditioning of “Awkward” and “Integrated” States Emilian Kavalski Since the “big bang” enlargement of the European Union in 2004, the Bal- kans have acquired a renewed signic fi ance in European affairs, a fact that has been occluded by recent debates on the transatlantic rift and the consti- tutional fiascoes in France and the Netherlands. Such attention ree fl cts the fact that incumbent members (Bulgaria and Romania) as well as the prospec- tive members (Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia/Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Albania) of the Euro-club all come from the region. At the same time, it also takes into account Turkey’s EU candidacy, which has started to shift the conceptual boundaries of regional problems as well as redraw the mental maps for their solution. 1. Both the Balkans and southeastern Europe are employed in this study as stylistic variations. The geographical scope of these terms is limited to the states that are involved in accession or asso- ciation activities with the Euro-Atlantic organizations. In other words, these are the subregional groupings of (1) Bulgaria and Romania and (2) the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mediterranean Quarterly Duke University Press

From the Western Balkans to the Greater Balkans Area: The External Conditioning of “Awkward” and “Integrated” States

Mediterranean Quarterly , Volume 17 (3) – Sep 1, 2006

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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/mediterranean-quarterly/article-pdf/17/3/86/439478/MQ173_07_Kavalski.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 31 March 2022 From the Western Balkans to the Greater Balkans Area: The External Conditioning of “Awkward” and “Integrated” States Emilian Kavalski Since the “big bang” enlargement of the European Union in 2004, the Bal- kans have acquired a renewed signic fi ance in European affairs, a fact that has been occluded by recent debates on the transatlantic rift and the consti- tutional fiascoes in France and the Netherlands. Such attention ree fl cts the fact that incumbent members (Bulgaria and Romania) as well as the prospec- tive members (Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia/Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Albania) of the Euro-club all come from the region. At the same time, it also takes into account Turkey’s EU candidacy, which has started to shift the conceptual boundaries of regional problems as well as redraw the mental maps for their solution. 1. Both the Balkans and southeastern Europe are employed in this study as stylistic variations. The geographical scope of these terms is limited to the states that are involved in accession or asso- ciation activities with the Euro-Atlantic organizations. In other words, these are the subregional groupings of (1) Bulgaria and Romania and (2) the

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