Practicing Democracy: Local Activism and Politics in France and Finland

Practicing Democracy: Local Activism and Politics in France and Finland

by E. Luhtakallio

Paperback(1st ed. 2012)

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This book is about the mundane, local, every day practices that constitutes democracy. Focusing on France and Finland, the book defines politicization as the key process in understanding democracy in different cultural contexts andshows a nuanced picture of two opposite models of European politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349339181
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

EEVA LUHTAKALLIOResearch Fellow at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and a member of the Helsinki Research Group for Political Sociology. She is specialized in comparative political sociology, and has published on local democracy, gender and politics, practices of everyday politics and citizenship, and methodological issues in political sociology.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Photos Check-in A Sociological Travelogue Local Scenes of Global Action: Group Styles of Local Collective Action and the Place of Politics Citizenship and Gender in Local Activism Visual Frames of Representing the Local Society Framing Democracy: Participation and Representation by Activists and Politicians Justifying in the Local Public Sphere: Newspaper Representations of Encounters between Citizens and Cities The Souvenirs: Politicization and Local Civic Practices in France and Finland Methods Appendix Data Appendix Bibliography Endnotes Index

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