Ondřej Císař, Kateřina Vráblíková: The Europeanization of Social Movements in the Czech Republic: Political Activism of Women’s Groups

The goal of this paper is to analyze the impact the EU has had on Czevh women's groups since the 1990s. The first section debates possible theoretical approaches to the study of Europeanization of political activism. The second section describes the transformation of the Czech political opportunity structure induced by the accession process. The third section focuses on the consequences for Czech women's groups of increased reliance on EU funding. The fourth section analyzes opportunities for transnational cooperation created by the eastward enlargement of the EU. The paper concludes by summarizing its main findings.

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