Sibiu: Regime Change, European Style
Elizabeth Pond is a journalist based in Germany, a former Europe correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor. In 2006 she published this book about the Balkans. Unusually, but usefully, it covers not just the former Yugoslavia and Albania but Romania and Bulgaria too. The first chapters are descriptions and analysis of each country but the last cover "Europeanizing the Balkans," and "Reaching Critical Mass". Getting there has been a far longer process than was hoped but still she argues, the EU's "novel exercise of soft power" in what she calls "fundamental regime change" across the region "may not yet have ensured the end of Hegelian history in Southeast Europe. But it is certainly better
Endgame in the Balkans: Regime Change, European Style. Elizabeth Pond. 2006.
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