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What is Transformative Power

Challenges and Barriers to the European Union Expansion to the Balkan Region
Transformative power, referring to the EU is linked to the integration of candidates or external governance towards countries engaged in various forms of regional integration with the EU and so geographically limited.
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The EU's Transformative Power in Albania: Is the EU's Conditionality at a Crossroads?
Lutjona Lula (SCiDEV, Albania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9055-3.ch012
South-Eastern Europe has always been a vital region with continuous socio-political changes. After the fall of communism and the wars that accompanied the disintegration of Yugoslavia, countries in the region turned towards the European Union. Upon signing the SAA, the countries of the Western Balkans, such as Albania, have had a green light to move forward in the EU's pre-accession process. As Albania works toward membership, how do domestic political actors in Albania (not) change their with agendas according to EU requirements? This chapter will address the puzzle of the transformative power of EU's conditionality in main political parties in Albania.
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