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Product Description: Democracy is the only legitimate form of political power in societies that regard individuals as free and equal. Yet many have doubted whether the European Union is, can be, or should be democratic. Is the European Union unsustainable in its present form? Must it either take a precarious gamble on forming a full democratic political system of its own or, as some have argued, downsize so that it can be controlled by its member state democracies? A Different Kind of Democracy? helps answer these questions by bringing together some of the most important contributions to the literature on democracy and the European Union...read more
By Christopher Lord (editor)

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9780405076718, titled "The American Christmas: A Study in National Culture" | Reprint edition (Arno Pr, April 1, 1976), cover price $19.95 | also contains The American Christmas: A Study in National Culture

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9781940983295 | Intl Debate Education Assn, August 30, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Democracy is the only legitimate form of political power in societies that regard individuals as free and equal.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Sara Kalm (editor)

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9781137500700 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 19, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This volume provides a novel and relational sociological approach to the study of EU civil society.

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Product Description: This book investigates if and how social movement campaigns influence European policy, a particularly pertinent question in today's political climate of disillusionment with Europe in many member states. Using a range of campaigns launched by social movement organisations, from genetically modified organisms and Internet freedom to trade union rights and water rights, Parks elucidates the important differences between technical and political campaigns...read more

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9781137411051 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 28, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This book investigates if and how social movement campaigns influence European policy, a particularly pertinent question in today's political climate of disillusionment with Europe in many member states.

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Product Description: Democracies are transforming worldwide, but at the same time political inequality is increasing. This development threatens to leave growing portions of mass publics effectively ‘outside’ the political process. This volume brings together leading authorities in the field of democratic citizenship and participation to address pertinent questions concerning the quality of the democratic political process at the beginning of the twenty-first century...read more
By Sonja Zmerli (editor)

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9781138809048 | Routledge, May 1, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Democracies are transforming worldwide, but at the same time political inequality is increasing.

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Product Description: Is the ‘golden age’ of democracy really over due to the pressures of globalisation and the erosion of the nation state? Within this book, Heinelt seeks to address the democratic deficit in political systems linked to limited Citizen Participation reflecting on the notion of democracy and participatory governance and how they relate to each other...read more

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9780415496551 | Routledge, March 23, 2010, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Is the ‘golden age’ of democracy really over due to the pressures of globalisation and the erosion of the nation state?

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9781138882102 | Routledge, April 23, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Is the ‘golden age’ of democracy really over due to the pressures of globalisation and the erosion of the nation state?

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Product Description: ,The papers in this collection, written by a cross-regional group of experts, provide insights into the causes of declining levels of citizen participation and other distinct forms of civic activism in Europe and explore a range of factors contributing to apathy and eventually disengagement from vital political processes and institutions...read more

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9783642300677 | Springer Verlag, December 22, 2012, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: ,The papers in this collection, written by a cross-regional group of experts, provide insights into the causes of declining levels of citizen participation and other distinct forms of civic activism in Europe and explore a range of factors contributing to apathy and eventually disengagement from vital political processes and institutions.

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9783642445811 | Springer Verlag, January 29, 2015, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: ,The papers in this collection, written by a cross-regional group of experts, provide insights into the causes of declining levels of citizen participation and other distinct forms of civic activism in Europe and explore a range of factors contributing to apathy and eventually disengagement from vital political processes and institutions.

In the Community-building process, citizens are the most invoked and feared, but at the same time the least known subject. This lack of knowledge nourishes the citizens’ detachment from the European Union and itself emerged in well known cases such as the French and Dutch referenda on the Constitutional Treaty or the public concern towards the EU policy on immigration. This gap is true especially for active citizenship organizations operating in the European policy making, not only in Brussels, but also and above all at national and local levels, and this book is aimed at filling this knowledge gap.  The book is divided into two parts.  The first part of the book focuses on the way in which the literature on EU governance and citizenship and on participatory democracy deals with citizen activism in public policy making.  The second part discusses a number of empirical research projects on civic activism in Europe.   This book aims, on the one hand, to bridge the academic debate to more policy oriented debates in which active citizenship organizations and policy makers are involved; and, on the other hand, to bridge theoretical discussion of the nature of the EU with the empirical literature based on the study of civic activism in Europe and at the national level. The distinctiveness of the book is that it tries to overcome both the “methodological nationalism” that affects the research and public debate on the EU, the normative attitude of most part of European studies in favor of an approach aimed at describing phenomena, and the habit of dealing with civic associations in Europe by referring only to the “Brussels Civil Society," making it of interest to both policy makers as well as students and scholars in European Studies, Political Science, Sociology and International Relations. ​    

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9781461419419 | Springer Verlag, December 3, 2011, cover price $169.00 | About this edition: In the Community-building process, citizens are the most invoked and feared, but at the same time the least known subject.

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9781489990549 | Springer Verlag, March 3, 2014, cover price $169.00

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Product Description: This book provides a critical analysis of the European Union’s approach to ‘governance’, focusing on the way in which civil society is incorporated within the EU decision-making process and arguing that it is not conducive to the democratisation of EU governance...read more

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9780415707374 | Routledge, February 27, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book provides a critical analysis of the European Union’s approach to ‘governance’, focusing on the way in which civil society is incorporated within the EU decision-making process and arguing that it is not conducive to the democratisation of EU governance.

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Product Description: This book attempts to address an important question: where is the European project going? As Europe struggles with the most profound economic and social crises in recent history, what happens to the promises of freedom, democracy, equality and respect for the inviolable and inalienable rights of the human person proclaimed in the Preamble of the Treaty on European Union? How does the European Union intend to demonstrate its commitment to fundamental social rights at a time of widespread deregulation and an increasingly precarious labour market? How can we further enhance the democratic and efficient functioning of European institutions when there is a growing distance between citizens and political elites? This publication is based on papers given at the international conference «Citizenship and Solidarity in the European Union - from the Charter of Fundamental Rights to the Crisis: The State of the Art», which took place in the School of Law at the University of Minho, Portugal, in May 2012...read more

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9782875741097 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 27, 2013, cover price $75.95 | About this edition: This book attempts to address an important question: where is the European project going?

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Product Description: The democratic legitimacy of the European Union has become an increasingly urgent issue. In searching for a way out, academics, EU institutions, and political forces advocate the involvement of civil society. The Commission's new governance approach and the Lisbon Treaty introduced elements of participatory democracy and elevated civil society to a key actor in democratizing the EU...read more

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9780199674596, titled "De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy: EU Governance and Civil Society" | Oxford Univ Pr, September 15, 2013, cover price $96.00 | About this edition: The democratic legitimacy of the European Union has become an increasingly urgent issue.

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Product Description: For the European Union of the 21st century, the search for sustainable prosperity and stability includes the challenge of reconciling democratic ideals and practices with the construction of a European constitutional order. From the 2001 Laeken Summit to the 2009 Lisbon Treaty and beyond EU leaders have repeatedly set out to bring citizens closer to EU governance by making it more democratic and effective yet several national ratification referendums have shown that publics are divided about whether and why to endorse or veto complex EU reform packages imposed from the top down...read more
By Tatjana Evas (editor)

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9781409464136 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2013, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: For the European Union of the 21st century, the search for sustainable prosperity and stability includes the challenge of reconciling democratic ideals and practices with the construction of a European constitutional order.

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Product Description: This book provides an in-depth analysis of the way that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) define their roles within multilateral institutions, both at the global level and, more specifically, within the European Union framework. The author argues that the use of conceptual categories such as global civil society and global governance is necessary to explain what is currently happening in the international political system in this era of globalisation...read more

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9782875740083 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 20, 2012, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: This book provides an in-depth analysis of the way that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) define their roles within multilateral institutions, both at the global level and, more specifically, within the European Union framework.

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Product Description: Democracy is not merely a political and legal system; it depends on social and economic commitments as well. Democracy is not only realized through elections; it requires civic participation through permanent dialogue. This volume addresses this central, yet often overlooked, issue in a series of essays by renowned scholars from Europe and the United States, reviving a concept that dates back to the foundation of the European Union: social dialogue as a fundamental part of the construction of the union...read more
By Jean De Munck (editor), Claude Didry (editor), Isabelle Ferreras (editor) and Annette Jobert (editor)

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9789052018751 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, June 18, 2012, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: Democracy is not merely a political and legal system; it depends on social and economic commitments as well.

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Product Description: An exploration and analysis of the regulation and practices of citizens' initiatives in eleven European democracies and the EU. The contributors to this volume shed light on how citizens' initiatives influence patterns of political agenda-setting in representative democracies and how they can contribute to participatory democracy...read more
By Theo Schiller (editor)

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9780230319691 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 15, 2012, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: An exploration and analysis of the regulation and practices of citizens' initiatives in eleven European democracies and the EU.

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Product Description: The central concern ofThe Europeanization of National Polities? is to know and describe how far EU 'legal' citizens feel that they are actually part of a functioning European political system and how much they think of themselves as EU citizens...read more
By Mariano Torcal (editor)

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9780199602346 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 18, 2012, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: The central concern ofThe Europeanization of National Polities?

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Product Description: What does political representation in the European Union look like? This volume argues that the transformation of representation in the EU is characterized by diversification processes, albeit with an uncertain ability to re-configure the link between representation and democracy...read more
By Dawid Friedrich (editor) and Sandra Kroger (editor)

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9780230292925 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2012, cover price $116.00 | About this edition: What does political representation in the European Union look like?

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Product Description: Can the participation of civil society organisations democratise policy making in the European Union? This book challenges the widespread optimism about civil society participation in European governance and offers a nuanced and realistic evaluation of its democratic potential...read more

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9780719083549 | Manchester Univ Pr, August 15, 2011, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Can the participation of civil society organisations democratise policy making in the European Union?

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Product Description: A Republic of Europeans looks at the changing routes and conditions of the European polity from a liberal republican angle, proposing an innovative regulative ideal for Europe's future. The book assesses the prospects for uniting diverse publics into a composite polity with its own sense of 'demos-hood'...read more

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9781848442214 | Edward Elgar Pub, September 11, 2011, cover price $116.00 | About this edition: A Republic of Europeans looks at the changing routes and conditions of the European polity from a liberal republican angle, proposing an innovative regulative ideal for Europe's future.

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Product Description: The European Union has come under pressure from different sides. First, it is undergoing a period of institutional and political reforms which are, however, progressing slowly. Secondly, its shape is being influenced decisively by the inclusion of new Member States...read more
By Gaby Umbach (editor)

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9780201007787, titled "Tests, Measurement and Evaluation: Developmental Approach" | Addison-Wesley, June 1, 1980, cover price $26.55 | also contains Tests, Measurement and Evaluation: Developmental Approach

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9783832961954 | Bilingual edition (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co, January 31, 2011), cover price $93.00 | About this edition: The European Union has come under pressure from different sides.

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Product Description: An invaluable exploration of the concern that transfers of power to European Union institutions are producing a worrying new form of democratic deficit. While ongoing reforms of these institutions promise to render decision processes at European level more transparent and accountable, these expert authors examine whether there is a European public sphere for citizens and their representatives to discuss, deliberate and evaluate issues of public relevance...read more
By Liana Giorgi (editor), Wayne Parsons (editor) and Ingmar Von Homeyer (editor)

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9780415369091 | 1 edition (Routledge, September 30, 2006), cover price $160.00 | About this edition: An invaluable exploration of the concern that transfers of power to European Union institutions are producing a worrying new form of democratic deficit.

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9780415599412 | Reissue edition (Routledge, August 20, 2010), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: An invaluable exploration of the concern that transfers of power to European Union institutions are producing a worrying new form of democratic deficit.

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9780203028810 | Routledge, September 5, 2006, cover price $150.00

By Sver Gustavsson (editor)

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9780415480994 | 1 edition (Routledge, September 8, 2009), cover price $140.00

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Product Description: The contributors to this new book analyse the opportunities for civil society associations to contribute to European integration and decision-making from various perspectives. The research demonstrates that the Europeanization process - in terms of civil society actors adapting to the European political space - has an uneven development...read more

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9781847207586 | Edward Elgar Pub, August 8, 2008, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The contributors to this new book analyse the opportunities for civil society associations to contribute to European integration and decision-making from various perspectives.

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Product Description: Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union and its member states. Richard Balme and Didier Chabanet analyze the influence of supranational governance on democratization through a wealth of case studies on a broad range of civil society interests, including regional policy, unemployment and poverty, women's rights, migration policy, and environmental protection...read more

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9780742529342 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 30, 2008, cover price $88.00 | About this edition: Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union and its member states.

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9780742529359 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 30, 2008, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union and its member states.

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