MINELRES: Fwd: Article: Contested Norms in the Process of EU Enlargement: Non-Discrimination and Minority Rights

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Contested Norms in the Process of EU Enlargement: Non-Discrimination and
Minority Rights 

Antje Wiener 

Guido Schwellnus 

Abstract: This paper analyses the adoption of EU conditions regarding
non-discrimination and minority protection in three applicant countries:
Romania, Hungary and Poland. While non- discrimination is a well
established EU norm, minority rights are a contested norm and not
enshrined in the acquis communautaire. It is argued that contestation
over norm meaning highlights the importance of norm resonance and
domestic norm construction in processes of norm diffusion, and that the
conceptual tension between the internal and external EU policy towards
minorities implies the possibility of unintended long-term effects in
the applicant countries, as well as potential backlash against the EU
after accession. 

Keywords: minorities; non-discrimination; enlargement; Romania; Hungary;
Poland 

Downloads: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:erp:conweb:p0014&r=all 

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