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Title:
THE EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE EYES OF PROFESSIONAL ONLINE USERS

Authors:
Elena-Alexandra GORGOS


Volume - 2 Issue - 2, Pages - 2517-2538

Abstract:
The process of legal convergence between the EU and the Member States is not sufficient to consolidate a European identity and to catalyze the Europeanization dynamics. Europeanization cannot be seen just as an institutional endeavor as the key pertains to actors - who apply directly European norms. Here, the network society dramatically alters the overall landscape. Internet active users are part of a hypersocial society which combines different forms of communication, consensus-oriented discussions and dissension. Deliberation is live on the Internet, having a supportive action on civil society within the context of European citizenship, mainly when the user is part of a professional area. Starting from these premises, the paper lays emphasis on facts and attitudes towards e-participation and towards the features of a European online civil society, having as aim revealing the perceptions of judicial professionals, a circle that has not been properly examined before. The research relies on an interview-based survey conducted with 12 subjects in the legal field. As the findings show, the online European civil society, seen through the eyes of judicial people, is still in an incipient stage, its primacy being founded on practical issues and not on the acknowledgement of a European identity.

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[GORGOS, Elena-Alexandra. "THE EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE EYES OF PROFESSIONAL ONLINE USERS." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.2 (2017): 2517-538.]

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