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Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes

Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes Author A. Salvatore
ISBN-10 9781137283207
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 296
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This book discusses the extent to which the theoretical relevance and analytical rigor of the concept of the public sphere is affected by current processes of transnationalization. The contributions address fundamental questions concerning the viability of a socially and politically effective public sphere in a post-Westphalian world.



European Integration Processes of Change and the National Experience

European Integration  Processes of Change and the National Experience Author S. Börner
ISBN-10 9781137411259
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 299
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In order to better understand processes of European integration, this book offers a new perspective that compares past experiences of change to current transitional moments at the European level. It addresses key questions about European society, EU integration and social change to reveal the social construction of emergent polities and societies.



EU Civil Society

EU Civil Society Author Sara Kalm
ISBN-10 9781137500724
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 273
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This volume provides a novel and relational sociological approach to the study of EU civil society. It focuses on the interactions and interrelations between civil society actors and the forms of capital that structure the fields and sub-fields of EU civil society, through new and important empirical studies on organized EU civil society.



The New Social Division

The New Social Division Author Donatella della Porta
ISBN-10 9781137509352
Release 2016-03-11
Pages 309
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This volume addresses issues of precariousness in a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, looking at socio-economic transformations as well as the identity formation and political organizing of precarious people. The collection bridges empirical research with social theory to problematize and analyse the precariat.



Governing Mobility Beyond the State

Governing Mobility Beyond the State Author A. Müller
ISBN-10 9781137389428
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 233
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This book explores the structural tensions and conflicts that arise with the abolition of border controls between the EU's member states and how this conflict ridden relationship affects and is affected by the institutional shape of the EU's external borders.



Solidarity Mobilizations in the Refugee Crisis

Solidarity Mobilizations in the    Refugee Crisis   Author Donatella della Porta
ISBN-10 9783319717524
Release 2018-02-21
Pages 364
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This edited collection introduces conceptual innovations that critically engage with understanding refugee movements as part of the broader category of ‘poor people’s movements’. The empirical focus of the work lies on the protest events related to the so-called ‘long summer of migration’ of 2015. It traces the route followed by the migrants from the places of first arrival to the places of passage and on to the places of destination. Through qualitative and quantitative data, the authors map, within a cross-national comparative perspective, the wide set of actions and initiatives that are being created in solidarity with refugees who have made their journey seeking asylum to the European Union, either travelling across the Mediterranean Sea or through South Eastern Europe. It explores these cases from the perspective of social movement studies alongside critical studies on migration and citizenship.



Diaspora and Transnationalism

Diaspora and Transnationalism Author Rainer Bauböck
ISBN-10 9789089642387
Release 2010
Pages 352
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Diaspora & transnationalism are widely used concepts in academic & political discourses. Although originally referring to quite different phenomena, they increasingly overlap today. Such inflation of meanings goes hand in hand with a danger of essentialising collective identities. This book analyses this topic.



Media and Public Spheres

Media and Public Spheres Author R. Butsch
ISBN-10 9780230206359
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 250
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Using examples from the US, Europe and Asia,this collection presentsempirical studies of print, recorded music, movies, radio, television and the Internetto reveal both how media structure public spheresand how people use media to participate in the public sphere.



Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization

Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization Author H. Kriesi
ISBN-10 9781137299871
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 250
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the models of contemporary democracy; its social, cultural, economic and political prerequisites; its empirically existing varieties and its two major challenges - globalization and mediatization. The book also covers the global spread of democracy and its spread into supranational democracies.



The Border Multiple

The Border Multiple Author Martin Klatt
ISBN-10 9781317040088
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 280
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Addressing and conceptualizing the changing character of borders in contemporary Europe, this book examines developments occurring in the light of European integration processes and an on-going tightening of Europe's external borders. Moreover, the book suggests new ways of investigating the nature of European borders by looking at border practices in the light of the mobility turn, and thus as dynamic, multiple, diverse and best expressed in everyday experiences of people living at and with borders, rather than focusing on static territorial divisions between states and regions at geopolitical level. It provides border scholars and researchers as well as policymakers with new empirical and theoretical evidence on the de- and re-bordering processes going on in diverse border regions in Europe, both within and outside of the EU.



Europe Space for transcultural existence

Europe Space for transcultural existence  Author Martin Tamcke
ISBN-10 9783863950620
Release 2013
Pages 291
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Europe Space for transcultural existence has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Europe Space for transcultural existence also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Europe Space for transcultural existence book for free.



Bourdieu and Social Movements

Bourdieu and Social Movements Author Joseph Ibrahim
ISBN-10 9781137371034
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 164
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In this book, Ibrahim employs Bourdieu's key concepts in order to explain the complex dynamics of social movements by detailing the key stages of development of, and ideological conflict between, 21st century British anti-capitalist organizations, and their interactions with wider social and political forces.



Social Movements

Social Movements Author Donatella della Porta
ISBN-10 9781405148214
Release 2009-02-09
Pages 360
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Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.



New Directions in Elite Studies

New Directions in Elite Studies Author Olav Korsnes
ISBN-10 9781351672214
Release 2017-12-06
Pages 322
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Since the financial crisis, the issue of the ‘one percent’ has become the centre of intense public debate, unavoidable even for members of the elite themselves. Moreover, inquiring into elites has taken centre-stage once again in both journalistic investigations and academic research. New Directions in Elite Studies attempts to move the social scientific study of elites beyond economic analysis, which has greatly improved our knowledge of inequality, but is restricted to income and wealth. In contrast, this book mobilizes a broad scope of research methods to uncover the social composition of the power elite – the ‘field of power’. It reconstructs processes through which people gain access to positions in this particular social space, examines the various forms of capital they mobilize in the process – economic, but also cultural and social capital – and probes changes over time and variations across national contexts. Bringing together the most advanced research into elites by a European and multidisciplinary group of scholars, this book presents an agenda for the future study of elites. It will appeal to all those interested in the study of elites, inequality, class, power, and gender inequality.



National Identity and Europe in Times of Crisis

National Identity and Europe in Times of Crisis Author Christian Karner
ISBN-10 9781787149564
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 312
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Europeanness is challenged by the multiple crises and debates happening across the continent. There is long-standing disagreement over Europe’s boundaries, and politicians and citizens continually reflect on the EU’s past, present and future. This book analyses such reflections and political struggles in a variety of national and local contexts.



Environmental Sociology

Environmental Sociology Author Matthias Groß
ISBN-10 9789048187300
Release 2010-06-17
Pages 361
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Despite being a relatively young sub-discipline, European environmental sociology has changed considerably in the last decades towards more interdisciplinary collaborations and problem solving. Current trends such as global environmental modernization and processes of economic, political and socio-cultural globalization, fuelled by developments of transport, environmental flows, scientific uncertainty, and information technologies, have fostered new conceptual approaches that move beyond classical sociological mind-sets toward broader attempts to connect to other disciplines.



European Identity Revisited

European Identity Revisited Author Viktoria Kaina
ISBN-10 9781317502395
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 272
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It has been argued that the emergence of a European collective identity would help overcome growing disparity caused by the increasing diversity of today’s European Union, with 28 member states and more than 500 million people. Research on European integration is facing the pressing question of what holds ‘Europe’ together in times of crisis, growing distributional conflict and instability in its neighbourhood. This book departs from the ideas of group cohesion in the EU, and reflects on the newest dynamics and practices of European identity. Whilst applying innovative qualitative, quantitative and experimental research methods and an interdisciplinary approach, this volume looks at a variety of issues such as European citizenship, mobility of European citizens, space-based identities, dual identities, student identity and value-sharing. In doing so, this volume presents new perspectives on this complex and dynamic subject and points to potential solutions both in the academic discourse and the political practice of the EU. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, European studies, international relations, citizenship studies, political sociology as well as more broadly in the social sciences.