EU Good Governance Promotion in the Age of Democratic Decline

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The European Union (EU) support for good governance reforms has been the cornerstone of its conditionality and funding policies and contributed its role as a transformative power. This book re-evaluates the EU’s governance promotion capacity both within the EU and beyond its borders in light of the simultaneous decline in democracy in Europe in particular, and across the whole world in general. The book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the EU’s good governance transfer to member and accession countries. Part II examines how and to what extent the EU’s governance promotion strategies travel beyond its borders and focuses on neighbours, partners, and aid recipient countries especially in Africa. Part III turns to other regional and global actors and discusses the implications of illiberal contesters such as China and Russia on the future of EU’s good governance promotion efforts. The findings of the book bring fresh insights for the scope and depth of the EU’s governance transfer capacity.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages323
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-05781-6
ISBN (Print)978-3031057809
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2022

Publication series

Name EU Studies


  • european union politics
  • European Union
  • european neighborhood policy
  • European poriphery
  • good governance
  • illiberal democracy
  • democratic decline


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