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Conditionality and the Ambitions of Governance

Social Transformation in Southeastern Europe


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Conditionality in Crisis?

    1. Joel T. Shelton
      Pages 1-26
  3. Political Economy and Conditionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Joel T. Shelton
      Pages 29-57
    3. Joel T. Shelton
      Pages 58-79
    4. Joel T. Shelton
      Pages 80-98
  4. Conditionality as Technique of Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Joel T. Shelton
      Pages 158-181
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 182-195

About this book


Shelton investigates the conditionality regime directed at 'transforming societies' inside EU candidate states. He offers a new understanding of conditionality that incorporates the social and subjective dimensions of the 'European project', locating the ambitions and limits of conditionality in the ideas of political economy.


Conditionality European Union enlargement Europeanization governance governmentality Southeastern Europe Balkans Macedonia Serbia human resources development human capital education training neoliberalism World Bank International Monetary Fund international political economy classical political economy critical political economy Adam Smith development Europe Governance political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lafayette CollegeUSA

About the authors

Joel T. Shelton is Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College, USA, where he teaches courses in international political economy, international politics, and political theory. His research focuses on the political economy of conditionality and global governance in historical and theoretical perspective.

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