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Evropeizace českých odborových svazů: proměny strategie reprezentace zájmů a okruhu partnerů v procesu evropské integrace
The Europeanization of Czech Trade Unions: Changes in Interest Representation Strategy and Partner Organizations in the European Integration Process

Author(s): Oldřich Krpec, Vít Hloušek, Petr Fiala
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: Trade Unions; the Czech Republic; Europeanization; Qualitative Research Outcomes

Summary/Abstract: The process of democratic transition and consolidation has established conditions for important Czech interest groups in which interest groups have begun to face the challenges of Europeanization. The article focuses on changes that trade unions have been undergoing during the Europeanization process in respect to their internal structure, interactions with other political actors both on the Czech and European levels, changes of advocated interests, strategies of action, etc… Appropriate attention is paid also to the reaction of Czech trade unions to new challenges driven by European integration. The authors conclude, using data from original long-term qualitative research, that Europeanization is a proper conceptual tool eligible for the analysis of Trade Union.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 95-109
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Czech