Another Europe: Conceptions and practices of democracy in by Donatella Della Porta

By Donatella Della Porta

Given the new concentrate on the demanding situations to consultant democracy, and the quest for brand new associations and tactics that may support to channel expanding participation, this booklet bargains empirical insights on replacement conceptions of democracy and the actors that advertise them.


With a spotlight at the conceptions and practices of democracy inside modern social activities in Europe, this quantity contributes to the talk at the diverse dimensions of democracy, particularly in its participative and deliberative kinds. at the foundation of an in-depth research of eu Social boards, collecting hundreds of thousands of social flow organisations and tens of millions of activists from all Europe, the ebook explores the transnational size of democracy and addresses a appropriate, and little analyzed element of Europeanization: the Europeanization of social events. From a methodological viewpoint, the learn innovates by means of protecting a gaggle of people typically missed in prior stories: social move activists. Qualitative and quantitative equipment are hired to analyze person motivations in addition to environmental dynamics. a number of the chapters mix research of the participants’ attitudes and behaviour with that of the organizational features, tactics and practices of democracy.


Providing a cross-national comparability at the worldwide justice circulation, the theoretical demanding situations of the hot wave of protest and supplying wealthy empirical information on modern activism, this e-book will attract scholars and students of comparative politics, sociology, political sociology, social stream experiences, in addition to transnational relations.

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