It Takes Two to Tango! An Analysis of the EU's Failed Democracy Promotion Efforts in Serbia
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This thesis aims to provide a sufficient explanation for the failure of democracy promotion efforts in Serbia. Through employing process-tracing method and constructivist theory, the goal is to identify the reasons behind the failure of democracy promotion in Serbia. Since the overthrow of Milosevic regime in the country, the European Union (EU) has gradually intensified the relation between the Union and Serbia. Attributed to its normative power, the EU started the double processes of democracy promotion and Europeanization of Serbia to shape the country in accordance with its norms, values and principles. Democracy is perceived as both a means and an end by the EU. However, regarding the current status of democracy in Serbia, these efforts seem to failed dramatically. As a result of the analysis, this thesis came to the conclusion that the failure of democracy promotion in Serbia derive from Serbia-related internal and the EUrelated external reasons, therefore holding both responsible.