Contentious Europeans Protest and Politics in an Integrating Europe

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  • Copyright: 2001-07-17
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Exploring how social movements have been influenced by growing Europeanization and globalization, this groundbreaking work analyzes the developing efforts of European citizens to make demands upon the supranational level of European government through social movements, protest politics, and contentious political action. The authors explore the conditions under which citizens are attempting to gain voice before the EU through protest politics, as well as the reasons why a truly transnational realm of collective action has proven so elusive. At the heart of the book is a newly developed theoretical framework, which is rigorously tested against the evidence offered by the editors' longitudinal and cross-national database on contentious political action, as well as by a series of sector-specific case studies. The combination of theory and original research will make this an important reference for scholars as well as a valuable supplement in courses on comparative politics, Western Europe, and social movements.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part 1: Studying a Moving Target: Theory and Data on European Contention
Studying Contention in an Emerging Polity
Doug Imig
Sidney Tarrow
Mapping the Europeanization of Contention: Evidence from a Quantitative Data Analysis
Doug Imig
Sidney Tarrow
Part 2: European Policies and National Responses
Trade Union Organizing at the European Level: The Dilemma of Borrowed Resources
Andrew Martin
George Ross
Framing Contention: Dutch and Spanish Farmers Confront the EU
Bert Klandermans
Marga de Weerd
Jose Manuel Sabucedo
Mauro Rodriguez
European Farmers and Their Protests
Evelyn Bush
Pete Simi
Part 3: Lobbies or Movements?
Lobbying or Protest? Strategies to Influence EU Environmental Policies
Dieter Rucht
Multilevel Action Coordination in European Contentious Politics: The Case of the European Women's Lobby
Barbara Helfferich
Felix Kolb
Weak Weapons of the Weak? Transnational Mobilization around Migration in the European Union
Virginie Guiraudon
Part 4: The Formation of European Actors
Media Construction in the Dynamics of Europrotest
Pierre Lefebure
Eric Lagneau
The European Conflict over Genetically Engineered Crops, 1995--1997
Vera Kettnaker
Part 5: Comparisons and Conclusions
Contentious Politics in a Composite Polity
Sidney Tarrow
Appendix Building a Transnational Archive of Contentious Events 253(8)
Doug Imig
Bibliography 261(22)
Index 283(8)
About the Contributors 291

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