Civil Society And Activism In Europe

Author: William A. Maloney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136996982
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Civil Society And Activism In Europe from the Author: William A. Maloney. 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 different organizational types on social capital.

Studies In Europragmatics

Author: Joachim Grzega
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447069168
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Studies In Europragmatics from the Author: Joachim Grzega. While European languages have been quite frequently studied with respect to cultural-historical, sociopolitical and word-form-oriented issues, the study by Joachim Grzega is the first monograph that deals intensively with the search for commonalities of European languages with respect to the use of word-forms, i.e. pragmalinguistic aspects. The book addresses basic general definitory questions (e.g. what is "European," what is "Eurolinguistic"?), it discusses and creates methodological approaches of qualitative and quantitative research, it compares working with naturally gathered (spoken and written) language data (e.g. Wikipedia, EU minutes, Facebook) and working with language data artificially elicited by questionnaires, and it makes suggestions on how the results of analyses on speech-acts, address terms, word-connotations and other communicative patterns could be interpreted. Grzega's volume includes numerous case studies related to synchronic, historical and applied europragmatics, transferring results into numerous figures (among them the map of the flight of the Europragmatic bumblebee, showing the distribution of 36 Europragmatic features).

Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics Of Euroscepticism

Author: Aleks Szczerbiak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199258309
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Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics Of Euroscepticism from the Author: Aleks Szczerbiak. This text provides a review of Euroscepticism in contemporary European politics. Scholars address the strength & breadth of Euroscepticism across a range of EU member & candidate states, & draw out comparative lessons on the nature of political parties, party systems, & the domestic politics of European integration.

The Party Politics Of The Eu And Immigration

Author: P. Odmalm
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137462515
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The Party Politics Of The Eu And Immigration from the Author: P. Odmalm. This book explores the changing nature of party competition in four West European countries. It pays special attention to how different ideological positions give rise to contradictory cues when parties engage with atypical election issues like the EU and immigration.

The Emergence Of A New Turkey

Author: M Hakan Yavuz
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 0874808634
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The Emergence Of A New Turkey from the Author: M Hakan Yavuz. Explains the social, economic, and historical origins of the ruling Justice and Development Party, offering keen insight into one of the most successful transformations of an Islamic movement in the Muslim world.

The Languages And Linguistics Of Europe

Author: Bernd Kortmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110220253
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The Languages And Linguistics Of Europe from the Author: Bernd Kortmann. The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guideis part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence areas. Separate chapters deal with the old and new minority languages and with non-standard varieties. A major focus is language politics and policies, including discussions of the special status of English, the relation between language and the church, language and the school, and standardization. The history of European linguistics is another focus as is the history of multilingual European empires and their dissolution. The volume is especially geared towards a graduate and advanced undergraduatereadership. It has been designed such that it can be used, as a whole or in parts, as a textbook, the first of its kind, for graduate programmes with a focus on the linguistic (and linguistics) landscape of Europe."

Understanding Euroscepticism

Author: C├ęcile Leconte
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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Understanding Euroscepticism from the Author: C├ęcile Leconte. "This timely text provides a concise and readable assessment of the dynamics, character and consequences of opposition to European integration at all levels from elites and governments through parties and the media to voters and grass roots organizations"--Provided by publisher.

The Ideology Of The Extreme Right

Author: Cas Mudde
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064463
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The Ideology Of The Extreme Right from the Author: Cas Mudde. Now available in paperback, this is the first comprehensive and comparative analysis of the ideology of the so-called extreme right parties in Europe.


Author: Robert Harmsen
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042011687
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Euroscepticism from the Author: Robert Harmsen. The accelerated pace of European integration since the early 1990s has been accompanied by the emergence of increasingly prominent and multiform oppositions to the process. The term Euroscepticism has appeared with growing frequency in a range of political, media, and academic discourses. Yet, the label is applied to a wide range of different, and occasionally contradictory, phenomena. Although originally associated with an English exceptionalism relative to a Continental project of political and economic integration, the term Euroscepticism is now also identified with a more general questioning of European Union institutions and policies which finds diverse expressions across the entire continent. This volume of European Studiesbrings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors to provide one of the first major, multinational surveys of the growth of these Eurosceptic tendencies. Individual chapters provide detailed examinations of developments in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Switzerland. Overall, the volume draws a distinctive portrait of contemporary Euroscepticism, situating the phenomenon not only relative to the progress of European integration, but also in relation to broader questions concerned with the evolution of party politics and the reshaping of national identities.

Rethinking Europe

Author: Gerard Delanty
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415347143
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Rethinking Europe from the Author: Gerard Delanty. Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society in order to understand Europeanization. This book advances the case that Europeanization should be theorized in terms of: globalization major social transformations that are not exclusively spear-headed by the EU the wider context of the transformation of modernity. This fascinating book broadens the terms of the debate on Europeanization, conventionally limited to the supersession of the nation-state by a supra-national authority and the changes within member states consequent upon EU membership. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory to contemporary issues and with a focus on European transformation rather than simplistic notions of Europe-building, this truly multidisciplinary volume will appeal to readers from a range of social science disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science and European studies.