Article: International Negotiations & Domestic Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood

Article: International Negotiations and Domestic Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Deconstructing Antidiscrimination Reforms in Moldova by Axyonova et al.

Democratic reforms, or lack thereof, in countries addressed by the European Union’s (EU’s) Eastern Partnership initiative (EaP) have attracted considerable scholarly attention. Yet many studies approach these countries’ political and policy developments through the lens of external actors’ (especially the EU and Russia’s) engagements. While accounting for international influences, this article lends agency to the domestic actors by scrutinizing the antidiscrimination reform process in Moldova, one of the EaP countries with closer relations to the EU, against the background of their negotiations. Read more