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European Governance and Democracy Power and Protest in the EU

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ISBN-10: 0742529355

ISBN-13: 9780742529359

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Balme, Didier Chabanet

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Collective Action and European Democracy
Party Democracy in Crisis
Interest Group Politics beyond Corporatism
Changing Forms of Contention
Collective Action and State Building
European Integration and European Democracy
Methodology of the Book
Book Outline
Approaching Collective Action
The Politics of Organized Interests
Understanding Social Movements
Pluralism, Corporatism, and Protest: Collective Action Regimes
Public Policy and the Mobilization of Interests
Conclusion: Collective Action in an Expanding Polity
Collective Action and Civil Society in Europe
Civil Society Density
Europe of Religions
Organized Labor
Structure and Change in Civil Societies
Mapping Protest and Its Repertoires
Civil Society and Protest Behavior
Social and Institutional Foundations of Collective Action
The Making of a Polity: Interests' Mobilization around European Institutions
Policymaking in a Complex Environment
Brussels: The European Interests Fair
Toward a Limited Europeanization of Protest
Paths of Access to European Influence
European Integration and Varieties of Capitalism: The Brussels Consensus
The Different Worlds of European Capitalism
Business Interests and the Single Market
Negotiating Social Europe
The Integration of European Capitalisms
The European Burden: Unemployment and Political Behavior
Twenty Million Unemployed: Social Exclusion and Labor Instability
(Un)employment Policies at Domestic and EU Levels
Mass Unemployment and Voting Behavior
Organizing the Unemployed within the Member States
European Marches and Altermondialist Movements
Beyond State-Building: Centers and Peripheries in the European Union
The Organization of Territorial Interests in Europe
The EU Regional Policy Structure
Mobilization of Territorial Interests in the EU
Current Features of European Territorial Integration
Collective Action and New Rights
A Window of Opportunity for Women's Rights
The Environment: Think Global, Act Local
Immigration and Citizenship: Building the Fortress
Interests' Mobilization in the Constitutionalization of Europe
The EU Constitution and the Framing of Collective Action
Gender, Citizenship, and Religion: Controversies Regarding the Values of the EU
The Social Dimension
Making Up the EU Democratic Deficit
Alternative Mobilizations
The Regulation of Interest Groups in the European Union
The Abortive European Parliament Initial Attempt at Regulation
Implementing the Ford and Nordmann Reports: No Easy Matter
The European Commission and the "Organized European Civil Society"
Interest Groups, Ethics, and the Construction of the General Interest
Transparency at the Heart of European "Culture Shock"
Emergence of the Alter-EU Movement
Conclusion: European Democracy and Social Justice
Patterns of Europeanization of Collective Action
Interests' Influence and the European Polity
Insiders and Outsiders
Social Justice as a Challenge for Europe
About the Authors