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Civil society and activism in Europe : contextualising engagement and political orientation / edited by William A. Maloney and Jan W. van Deth.

Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Series:
Routledge research in comparative politics.
Routledge research in comparative politics
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Subjects:
Civil society -- Europe.
Political participation -- Europe.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of different organizational types on social capital. Building on Citizenship and Involvement in European Democracies and Social Capital and Associations in Europe (2007), this volume seeks to widen and deepen the analysis by introducing new data on activists and combining it
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Contextualizing civil societies in European communities; Part I: General social and political orientations; 2 Mobilizing voluntary work: The interplay between organizations and municipalities; 3 Governing associations: Member involvement and efficacy towards associational decision-making; 4 Associations and political empowerment; 5 Schools and schoolyards: The associational impact on political engagement; 6 Civil society organizations as 'little democracies'?
Part II: European political orientations7 Voluntary associations and support for Europe; 8 EU legitimacy and social capital: Empirical insights into a complex relationship; 9 The relational basis of attachment to Europe; 10 Political trust in the EU: Active idealists and rational non-actives in Europe?; 11 Conclusion: Activists, active people and citizens in European communities; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Deth, Jan W. van.
Maloney, William A.
ISBN:
1-136-99698-2
1-282-58971-7
9786612589713
0-203-85535-3
OCLC:
609858921
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203855355 doi