Civil Society and Activism in Europe: Contextualizing engagement and political orientations

Civil Society and Activism in Europe: Contextualizing engagement and political orientations


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ISBN-13: 9781138970793
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/11/2016
Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Maloney is Professor of Politics and Deputy Head of School (Politics) in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University (UK). His main research interests are in the areas of interest group politics (internal and external dynamics), social capital, political involvement and nonparticipation. He has published extensively in these areas and his recent publications include: The Politics of Organized Interests in Europe: the state of the art, a special issue of West European Politics (December, 2008) vol. 31 no. 6, (co-edited with Jan Beyers and Rainer Eising); Civil Society and Governance in Europe: From National to International Linkages. (co-edited with van Deth, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008); Interest Groups and the Democratic Process: Enhancing Participation? (co-authored with Grant Jordan) (Houdmills etc.: Palgrave, 2007); and Social Capital and Associations in European Democracies: A Comparative Analysis (co-edited with Sigrid Roßteutscher, London: Routledge, 2007).

Jan W. van Deth (1950) is Professor of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research at the University of Mannheim (Germany). His main research areas are political culture (especially social capital, political engagement, and citizenship), social change, and comparative research methods. He was Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), convenor of the international network Citizenship, Involvement, Democracy (CID) of the European Science Foundation, and Book Series Editor of the Studies in European Political Science of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). He is a Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and national coordinator of the German team for the European Social Survey. Recent publications include Civil Society and Governance in Europe. From National to International Linkages (edited with William Maloney; Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Contextualizing Civil Society in European Communities Jan W. van Deth and William A. Maloney Part 1: General Social and Political Orientations 2. Mobilising Voluntary Work: The Interplay between Organizations and Municipalities Tobias Schulz 3. Governing Associations: Member Involvement and Efficacy toward Associational Decision-Making Herman Lelieveldt 4. Associations and Political Empowerment Bangu Dayican, Bas Denters and Henk van der Kolk 5. The Associational Impact on Political Interest Jan W. van Deth 6. Civil Society Organizations as ‘Little Democracies’? Patrick Bernhagen and William Maloney Part 2: European Political Orientations 7. Voluntary Associations and Support for Europe: Is there a ‘Europeanised’ Civil Society? Manuela Caiani and Mariona Ferrer-Fons 8. EU Legitimacy and Social Capital. Empirical Insights into a Complex Relationship Sonja Zmerli 9. Relational Basis of Attachment to Europe Hajdeja Iglic 10. Political Trust in the EU: Active Idealists and Rational Non-Actives in Europe? Silke Keil 11. In Conclusion: Activists, Active People, and Citizens in European Communities Jan W. van Deth and William A. Maloney

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