Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action
This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ‘plagued’...
To Be Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge
Lessons from EU Studies and Comparative Politics
Series: West European Politics
Interest organizations have always assumed a prominent place in European politics because they link states with citizens, institutionalize the resolution of social conflicts, regulate important sectors of the economy and society, contribute to workable policy outcomes and socialize members into...
Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge
Contextualizing engagement and political orientations
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...
Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge
A Comparative Analysis
This unique book offers an empirical assessment of how social and political involvement relates to theories of citizenship and democracy, providing a detailed comparative assessment of the potential that voluntary organizations offer citizens for social and political participation in several...
Published April 27th 2009 by Routledge
Multi Level Governance, Policy and Politics
This book presents an analysis of some of the changes that have transformed the automobile industry in the last thirty years illustrating some of the most significant consequences of globalization. Focusing on the response of Europe's policy makers, it analyzes government-industry relations at both...
Published April 21st 1999 by Routledge