Publications from the Institut für Europäische Politik

IEP Policy Brief on Eastern Europe and Central Asia No. 3 published

 The third policy brief within the series “IEP Policy Briefs on Eastern Europe and Central Asia” deals with the “Element for an Eastern Europe Partnership Plus – A New Association Package for Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine”.  Katrin Böttger (IEP) and Christian Ghinea (CRPE) argue that even though the Eastern Partership (EaP) can be considered a success, it has reached its limits in the current form. In consequence the two authors recommend to focus more on the Association Agreements (AA) with the EU, signed by Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.  In this paper Böttger and Ghinea make several suggestions for a New Association Package within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Plus.

 For more information, see: http://iep-berlin.de/en/publications/iep-policy-brief-on-eastern-europe-and-central-asia-no-3-pulished/

IEP Policy Paper on Eastern Europe and Central Asia No. 7 published: „Re-electing a dictator? Electoral logics in Central Asia”

 In this IEP Policy Paper on Eastern Europe and Central Asia No. 7 Vanessa Boas provides an analysis of the recent elections in both Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, directly addressing the implications of the results for the succession question facing incumbents in both countries. It reflects on power struggles inside of the countries and contemplates potential future political scenarios based on current trends. The paper gives a number of recommendations for the EU regarding its function in the resolution of possible succession crises, according it a role as a promoter of dialogue in this highly delicate negotiation process.

 For more information, see: http://iep-berlin.de/en/publications/new-policy-paper-re-electing-a-dictator-electoral-logics-in-central-asia/

“Europäische Schriften Vol. 96 published: Das Governance-System der GSVP. Die Rolle des EU-Satellitenzentrums und der Europäischen Verteidigungsagentur by Dr. Alexandra Jonas

A “second wave” of theoretically informed research on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) indicates that those administrative EU-bodies, that were created to support decision-making and implementation in the intergovernmental field of CSDP, perpetually exceed their formal tasks and manage to profoundly shape the policy field. This book looks into whether such phenomena can also be observed with regard to the – so far widely unexplored – agencies EU Satellite Centre (EUSC) and European Defence Agency (EDA), using qualitative methods to trace potential processes of socialization and autonomisation. Thus, this book contributes to uncovering of the factual functioning of the CSDP governance-system as well as to the advancement of the theoretically informed debate on CSDP.

For more information, see: http://iep-berlin.de/en/publications/das-governance-system-der-gsvp-die-rolle-des-eu-satellitenzentrums-und-der-europaischen-verteidigungsagentur/

“Europäische Schriften” Vol. 95 published: Eine Energieaußenpolitik für die Europäische Union. Anspruch und Wirklichkeit by Dr. Susanne Rompel

 External energy policy features increasingly on the political agenda of the European Union and its prominence will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future. We do not have the genuine European policy that we expected from the official discourse calling for a “common voice” on external energy policy; yet the political need for this is evident in light of several energy crises. The author explores the reasons for this and whether the current external energy policy could actually function. She offers her recommendations, based on solid analysis, to political actors with the aim of making successful policy a reality. The author’s extensive primary source research and numerous interviews with key decision makers provide deep insights into the black box of Brussels decision making processes to make European external energy policy more transparent. The book brings a theoretical approach to this new area of research in political science, successfully combining theory with political practice.

 For more information, see: http://iep-berlin.de/en/publications/eine-energieausenpolitik-fur-die-europaische-union-anspruch-und-wirklichkeit/