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Romania's accession to the EU and the EU children's rights agenda: policy entrepreneurship and feedback effects

Romania's accession to the EU and the EU children's rights agenda: policy entrepreneurship and feedback effects
Romania's accession to the EU and the EU children's rights agenda: policy entrepreneurship and feedback effects
Policy entrepreneurs and feedback effects can shape the European Union's (EU's) human rights agenda. This article examines the role of policy entrepreneurs and policy feedback in relation to EU intervention in children's rights in Romania and the impact of this intervention on the EU itself. The children's rights accession conditionality as applied on Romania amounted to an interventionist policy, which radically overhauled the Romanian children's rights provisions. The Romanian children's case, however, provided EU policy entrepreneurs with a window of opportunity to introduce children's rights as an EU internal policy, while, in the context of EU enlargement, positive feedback effects have entrenched the protection of children's rights as an EU accession condition. It is shown that the children's rights conditionality applied on Romania before 2007 has impacted upon the EU's approach to children's rights by forging the development of institutional structures and policy mechanisms at the Commission level to promote children's rights in the EU's internal and external policy dimensions.
accession conditionality, children's rights, eastern enlargement, feedback effects, policy entrepreneurs
1568-0258
210-225
Iusmen, Ingi
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Iusmen, Ingi
696395c1-d60e-4fbd-aa2b-98aeecaa64b2

Iusmen, Ingi (2012) Romania's accession to the EU and the EU children's rights agenda: policy entrepreneurship and feedback effects. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 13 (2), 210-225. (doi:10.1080/15705854.2012.675653).

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Policy entrepreneurs and feedback effects can shape the European Union's (EU's) human rights agenda. This article examines the role of policy entrepreneurs and policy feedback in relation to EU intervention in children's rights in Romania and the impact of this intervention on the EU itself. The children's rights accession conditionality as applied on Romania amounted to an interventionist policy, which radically overhauled the Romanian children's rights provisions. The Romanian children's case, however, provided EU policy entrepreneurs with a window of opportunity to introduce children's rights as an EU internal policy, while, in the context of EU enlargement, positive feedback effects have entrenched the protection of children's rights as an EU accession condition. It is shown that the children's rights conditionality applied on Romania before 2007 has impacted upon the EU's approach to children's rights by forging the development of institutional structures and policy mechanisms at the Commission level to promote children's rights in the EU's internal and external policy dimensions.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 31 May 2012
Published date: 2012
Keywords: accession conditionality, children's rights, eastern enlargement, feedback effects, policy entrepreneurs
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 359054
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359054
ISSN: 1568-0258
PURE UUID: 567ba398-10b0-40e2-851f-ce4069a560aa
ORCID for Ingi Iusmen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6658-0667

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Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:45

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