Despite an explosion of research into the ﬁeld of Europeanisation in recent years, the outcomes and processes that constitute it remain empirically underexplored, particularly in the context of the newly acceded EU Member States of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This chapter endeavours partly to to ﬁll this gap by exploring Europeanisation through a ‘bottom-up’ lens, asking which domestic actors get empowered and how they utilise the opportunities and avoid the constraint...
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Citation: Parau, C. E. & Bains, J. W. (2008). Europeanisation as empowerment of civil society: all smoke and mirrors? In: Maloney, W. A. & van Deth, J. W. (eds.) Civil society and governance in Europe: from national to international linkages. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 109-126.