Europeanisation and social movements: before and after the great recession

della Porta, Donatella and Parks, Louisa (2015) Europeanisation and social movements: before and after the great recession. In: European Integration, Processes of Change and the National Experience. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 255-278. ISBN 9781137411242, 9781349489237, 9781137411259

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This chapter compares the perceptions and reactions of social movements to the European Union before and after the financial crisis. Drawing on the authors’ respective research on the global justice movement, issue-specific movement campaigns and anti-austerity movements, the political opportunities of the EU are investigated. While before the financial crisis some movements engaged with the EU, even securing modest influence, while protest movements addressed the organisation as a target, after the crisis opportunities contracted. Movements moved back to the deeply local, territorially rooted arenas embodied in the camps of the Occupy and ‘Indignados’ movements, seeing Europe as essentially deaf to its citizens’ concerns.

Keywords:Social movements, European Union, Global Justice Movement, Occupy Movement, Europeanisation
Subjects:L Social studies > L380 Political Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:20 Nov 2014 14:32

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