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Social Movements and Europeanization

Donatella della Porta and Manuela Caiani

Abstract

Are social movement organizations euro-skeptical, euro-pragmatic or euro-opportunist? Or do they accept the EU as a new level of governance to place pressure on? Do they provide a critical capital, necessary for the political structuring of the EU, or do they disrupt the process of EU integration? These questions are addressed on the basis different sources and methods, with a comparison among different countries as well as an analysis of the historical evolution of the Europeanization of social movements in the last twenty years. The empirical basis includes surveys of activists at internatio ... More

Keywords: Europe, social movement, civil society, protest, Europeanization, public sphere, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557783.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donatella della Porta, author
Professor of Sociology, European University Institute

Manuela Caiani, author
Research Assistant, European University Institute
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