Introduction: Civil Society and the EU Approach

  • Özge Zihnioğlu
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series


The European Union (EU) has long recognized the importance of civil society and has increasingly been interacting with key civil society actors in EU member states by means of their active participation in EU institutions. Recently, however, the EU has begun to acknowledge civil society as a main element of its enlargement strategy and, accordingly, has been developing what I call a ‘civil society policy’.


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© Özge Zihnioğlu 2013

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  • Özge Zihnioğlu
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  1. 1.İstanbul kültür UniversityTurkey

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