Journals Higher Education

$115.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 April 2004

240 Pages | 12 Figures

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719061776


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Europe and civil society

Movement coalitions and European governance

Carlo Ruzza

Published by Manchester University Press

Europe in Change MUP

  • Provides an in-depth examination of how public interest groups and social movements seek to influence the European policy-making process
  • Based on a comparison of the role of networks of activists and their allies (broadly defined as Movement Advocacy Coalitions) in influencing decision-making at the European Union level in three areas of policy-making: environmentalism, anti-racism and ethno-nationalist regionalism
  • Draws on systematic documentary analysis and an extensive series of interviews with activists and institutional actors to examine the role of public interest organisations
  • Uses case studies to illustrate the way in which social movements and public interest groups interact with a variety of political institutions in Brussels
  • Provides new insights to students, researchers, policy-makers and activists seeking an inside view on how debate, consensus formation and policy networks operate in Brussels
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