Recent publications

Selected publications by members of the MAXCAP partner institutions:


Bruszt, L. and Vukov, V. (2015) 'Transnationalizing States in Europe’s Peripheries: European Integration and the Evolution of Economic State Capacities in the Southern and Eastern Peripheries of Europe', Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, 10: 69-92.

Fagan, A. and Sircar, I. (2015) Europeanization of the Western Balkans. Environmental Governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fagan, A. (2015) 'Democracy Promotion in Kosovo: Mapping the Substance of Donor Assistance and a Comparative Analysis of Strategies', Cambridge Review of International Affairs 28(1): 115-135.

Langbein, J. (2015) Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood. Ukraine Between Brussels and Moscow, Routledge: London (published December 2014).

Müftüler-Baç, M. (2015) ‘Gender Inequality may yet be another obstacle to Turkey’s Accession’, Europe’s World 29, available at

Müftüler-Baç, M. (2014) ‘AB Bütünleşme süreci ve Türkiye’nin katılımına olası etkileri’ [The European integration process and Turkey’s accession], Analist 41: 46-47.

Schimmelfennig, F. (2015) ‘EU Enlargement’, in J. Richardson and S. Mazey (eds), European Union: Power and Policy-Making, London: Routledge, 4th ed., pp. 261-282.

Sedelmeier, U. (2015) ‘Enlargement: constituent policy and tool for external governance’, in H. Wallace, M. Pollack and A. Young (eds), Policy-Making in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 7th ed., pp. 407-435.

Toshkov, D. and Kortenska, E. (2015) 'Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for Integration in the European Union?', Journal of Common Market Studies, article first published online 13 January 2015



Dimitrova, A. (2014) 'Why Poland, but not Ukraine? The Pitfalls of Comparative Research Design or Why We Learned the Wrong Lessons from the EU’s Eastern Enlargement', Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Salamanca, 10-14 April.

Dimitrova, A. and Buzogány, A. (2014) 'Post-Accession Policy-Making in Bulgaria and Romania: Can Non-state Actors Use EU Rules to Promote Better Governance?', Journal of Common Market Studies 52(1): 139-156.

Hadzi-Miceva Evans, K. and Hafner Ademi, T. (2014) 'Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development. Regional Report', Skopje: Balkan Civil Society Development Network and European Center for Not-for-Profit Law.

Hatipoglu, E. and Evin, A. (2014) 'Convergence or Divergence: EU and Turkish Foreign Policy over the Last Decade', in P. Balasz (ed) European Union with 36 Members? Perspectives and Risks, Budapest: Central European University Press, pp. 185-197.

Langbein, J. (2014) 'European Union Governance towards the Eastern Neighbourhood: Transcending or Rewarding Europe's East - West Divide?', Journal of Common Market Studies 52(1): 157-174.

Müftüler-Baç, M. 'Turkey as an Emerging Power: An Analysis of its Role in Global and Regional Security Governance Constellations', EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence: European University Institute.

Müftüler-Baç, M. and Gorgulu, A. (2014) 'Turkey and the European Union: Partners in Foreign Policy Cooperation in the South Caucasus ', in M. Wilga and I. P. Karolewski (eds), New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy, New York: Routledge, pp. 223-237.

Schimmelfennig, F. (2014) 'EU enlargement and differentiated integration: discrimination or equal treatment?', Journal of European Public Policy 21(5): 681-698.

Sedelmeier, U. (2014) 'Anchoring Democracy from Above? The European Union and Democratic Backsliding in Hungary and Romania after Accession', Journal of Common Market Studies 52(1): 105-121.

Toshkov, D. (2014) 'The dynamic relationship between asylum applications and recognition ratesin Europe (1987-2010)', European Union Politics 15(2): 192-214.



Ademmer, E. and Börzel, T. A. (2013) 'Migration, Energy and Good Governance in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood', Europe-Asia Studies 65(4): 581-608.

BCSDN (2013) Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development & EC Enlargement Strategy Paper and Progress Reports 2013, Background Analysis. Skopje: Balkan Civil Society Development Network.

Dimitrova, A. and Dragneva, R. (2013) 'Shaping Convergence with the EU in Foreign Policy and State Aid in Post-Orange Ukraine: Weak External Incentives, Powerful Veto Players', Europe-Asia Studies 65(4): 658-681.

Hafner Ademi, T. and Hadzi-Miceva Evans, K. (eds.) (2013) Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development - The Tool-kit. Skopje: Balkan Civil Society Development Network.

Langbein, J. (2013) 'Unpacking the Russian and EU Impact on Policy Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood: The Case of Ukraine's Telecommunications and Food Safety', Europe-Asia Studies 65(4): 631-657.

Langbein, J. (2013) 'Die Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik: "One size fits all" oder differenzierte Strategie?', in E.D. Stratenschulte (ed), Grenzen der Integration: Europas strategische Ansätze für die Nachbarregionen, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 29-53.

Langbein, J. and Börzel, T. A. (2013) 'Introduction: Explaining Policy Change in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood', Europe-Asia Studies 65(4): 571-580.

Müftüler-Baç, M. (2013) 'The Future of Europe, Differentiated Integration and Turkey's Role', Global Turkey Commentary 9, IAI, IPC and Stiftung Mercator.

Müftüler-Baç, M. (2013) 'Turkey's love affair with the European Union seems to be over', Europe's World 25: 123-124.

Schimmelfennig, F. (2013) 'Beyond the Golden Carrot of Conditionality. How the EU influences Countries Across its Borders', Idee 34(6): 14-19.

Toshkov, D. and De Haan, L. (2013) 'The Europeanization of Asylum Policy: An assessment of the EU impact on asylum applications and recognition rates', Journal of European Public Policy 20(5): 661-683.

Toshkov, D. , Lowery, D., Carroll, B. and Berkhout, J. (2013) 'Timing is Everything? Organized Interests and the Timing of Legislative Activity', Interest Groups and Advocacy 2(1): 48-70.