Transposition of the European Anti-Discrimination Directives in Lithuania: The Explanatory Power of Rationalist and Sociological Institutionalism

  • Thaisia Elisabeth de Waal University of Groningen

Abstract

This paper examines the European anti-discrimination directives and their transposition in the context of a relatively new member state; Lithuania. The post-enlargement context provides a new testing ground for an assessment of the ability of the EU to instigate domestic change. Taking this post-communist society as a case study, it is suggested that while formal legislative compliance has been broadly accomplished as a consequence of EU conditionality, structural behavioral change has not been achieved. The combination of EU pressure on the one hand, and norm incompatibility on the other, may result in a normative backlash which prevents true behavioral change.

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How to Cite
DE WAAL, Thaisia Elisabeth. Transposition of the European Anti-Discrimination Directives in Lithuania: The Explanatory Power of Rationalist and Sociological Institutionalism. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 1, nov. 2015. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/1036>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2019.
Published
2015-11-20