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The Europeanization of social movements in the Czech Republic: The EU and local womens groups



Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Democracy, State and Society: European Integration in Central Eastern Europe
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Political sciences
Keywords Social movements; Womens groups; Czech Republic; Europeanization; Political activism
Description The goal of this paper is to analyze the impact the EU has had on Czech womens groups since the 1990s. Drawing on both Europeanization and social movement theories, the first section defines the theoretical framework of the paper. The second section is focused on the impact of changes in the funding of womens groups which, since the end of the 1990s, have relied more than before on European funding. The third section analyzes the shift in the political context and the domestic political opportunity structure in the Czech Republic that has occurred in connection with the accession process. The fourth section analyzes transnational cooperation for which new opportunities have appeared with the EUs eastward expansion. The paper concludes by summarizing its main findings.

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