The Concept of Europeanization



This chapter explores key elements of the Europeanization concept which is the main theoretical point of view used in this book. At first, several definitions of the concept will be introduced in order to explore different perceptions and understandings. Then emphasis is put on processes happening behind the label of Europeanization. Because these processes may evoke reactions of subjects to Europeanization or other actors influenced by Europeanization it is worth to explore possible responses to Europeanization at the domestic level. The last part of the chapter deals with the concept of Europeanization in the context of EU external influence as key mechanism used in this book.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Ss. Cyril and MethodiusTrnavaSlovakia

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