EU Promotion of Democratic Governance via Functional Cooperation: The Case of Twinning in Ukraine

01 July 2016 → 31 January 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Law
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
democratic governance functional cooperation EU twinning Ukraine
Project description

The present PhD project focuses on EU functional cooperation with Ukraine by using sociological institutionalism and path-dependency theories. In particular, it develops an analytical focus on the concept of democratic governance and adjusts its conceptual boundaries by investigating the case of Twinning in Ukraine. Drawing on the EU acquis, other official documents, and a series of interviews and surveys with key Twinning stakeholders from Ukraine and EU member states, this project evaluates formal channels of EU democratic governance promotion under the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).