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By T. Börzel

The booklet explores the function of recent modes of governance in assisting destiny member states to deal with their accession to the ecu Union. To what volume have civil society and company assisted the governments of Southern, critical and jap ecu accession nations in taking over the ever extra entire physique of european legislation and laws?

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4 Strength of civil society compared (2005). Source: Own compilation based on Sissenich, 2007: 163. 00 24 Tanja A. Börzel interesting puzzle for research on the relationship between state and society. Yet, the conditions for the emergence of new modes of governance remain unfavorable, particularly in case of Greece, where the likelihood for state capture would appear to be high. The overall weakness of both state and society results in a serious governance dilemma for accession countries. On the one hand, state actors often lack the capacity to adopt and adapt effectively to the EU acquis communautaire.

NGOs have received direct funding from the EU. , PHARE democracy, LIEN and the Partnership Programme). The programs include extensive references to ‘participation’ and ‘common ownership’ and seek to strengthen, inter alia, the democratic and organizational structure of NGOs. For the postaccession period, the EU established a temporary funding line in 2005 for ‘Action in support of civil society in new EU member states’. 9 NGOs could also apply for short-term project grants to work on local issues related to the implementation of EU policies.

Overall, it might have been rational for state actors to apply new modes of governance in order to gain access to EU funding or to avoid negative consequences of noncompliance, such as delays in the accession process (accession conditionality) or infringement proceedings after accession. Beyond setting positive and negative incentives in the accession process, the European Commission has promoted new modes of governance as a general paradigm for EU policymaking (Kohler-Koch, 1996a) seeking to socialize accession countries into the ‘EU way of doing things’.

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