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    Principy organizace zájmových skupin v ČR: právní předpisy a jejich změna v důsledku procesu evropeizace

    Pitrova, Marketa and Smekal, Hubert and Suchy, Petr (2007) Principy organizace zájmových skupin v ČR: právní předpisy a jejich změna v důsledku procesu evropeizace. Czech Journal of Political Science, 14 (4). pp. 376-388. ISSN 1805-9503

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    Principles of Interest Group Organization in the Czech Republic: Legal Rules and their Changes as a Result of Europeanization This paper seeks to find out to what extent the process of EU accession has influenced legal regulations concerning the creation and functioning of social and political actors. Through the analysis of various statutes and changes made to them, the paper tries to determine the role the EU plays in amending assembly legislation. The actors under scrutiny include political parties, professional organizations, labour unions, and civil society organizations. The paper concludes that the most influenced field of actors was the area of chambers of professionals which was obliged to conform to requirements for the free movement of people and services in the European Union in order to comply with European law. The Czech Republic was quite leisurely in their harmonization of statutes, with the majority of them passed just before accession to the EU. An interesting part of the problem concerns the question of political party membership, which is still reserved only for Czech citizens. However, European citizenship, with its voting rights to the European Parliament and local magistrates, is arguably going to push slowly for change even in this domain.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Czech Republic; interest groups; legal europeanization; freedom of assembly;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 17948
    Depositing User: Hubert Smekal
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 15:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Czech Journal of Political Science
    Publisher: International Institute of Political Science
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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