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Transnational Solidarity in Times of Crises

Citizen Organisations and Collective Learning in Europe

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines transnational civil society as it develops within national contexts

  • Draws on systematic, comparative, purposeful samples on transnational solidarity organisations across a wide range of eight European countries

  • Offers new findings and analyses on the ways in which civic groups engage in transnational solidarity activities in response to various crises, especially the economic and refugee crises

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology (PSEPS)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Citizen Organisations, Transnational Solidarity and Collective Learning in Europe

    • Christian Lahusen, Ulrike Zschache, Maria Kousis
    Pages 1-29Open Access
  3. Solidarity in Adverse Contexts: Crisis and Retrenchment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31
    2. Transnational Solidarity Organisations in Contemporary Greek Civil Society: Vibrant, Multifarious and Politicised

      • Kostas Kanellopoulos, Christina Karakioulafi, Pinelopi Alexandropoulou, Giorgos Soros
      Pages 33-60Open Access
  4. Solidarity in Times of Welfare Retrenchment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Scopes of Solidarity in Times of Crisis: Insights from Poland

      • Janina Petelczyc, Rafał Bakalarczyk, Ryszard Szarfenberg
      Pages 131-155Open Access
    3. Changing Fields of Solidarity in France: A Cross-field Analysis of Migration, Unemployment and Disability

      • Manlio Cinalli, Carlo De Nuzzo, Cecilia Santilli
      Pages 157-180Open Access
    4. Against the Tide: Transnational Solidarity in Brexit Britain

      • Simone Baglioni, Olga Biosca, Tom Montgomery
      Pages 181-207Open Access
    5. The Danish Welfare State and Transnational Solidarity in Times of Crisis

      • Deniz N. Duru, Hans-Jörg Trenz, Thomas Spejlborg Sejersen
      Pages 209-234Open Access
    6. Organisational Solidarity in Switzerland Across Fields: Interlinkage Between Immigration and (Un)employment

      • Eva Fernández G. G., Ophelia Nicole-Berva, Anna-Lena Nadler
      Pages 235-270Open Access
    7. Conclusions: Differing Contexts, Converging Experiences, Transnational Solidarity

      • Ulrike Zschache, Christian Lahusen
      Pages 271-298Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 299-305

About this book

This open access collection is devoted to an in-depth, qualitative analysis of practices of cross-national solidarity in response to the current political and social crises, from citizens’ initiatives to networks of cooperation among civil society actors.

 

The book analyses existing informal groups at the grassroots, furthering transnational solidarity in three thematic areas: disability, unemployment and immigration. Contributions assess how civic groups respond to the various crises affecting Europe, especially the economic and refugee crises, presenting new findings from a systematic comparative study conducted in eight European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and the UK). The research will be of interest to scholars, students, journalists, policy-makers and activists interested in civil society, social movements, charitable actions, altruism and solidarity, as well as European studies and the socio-economic challenges of current European crises.


Keywords

  • European Studies
  • Social movements
  • Activism
  • volunteering
  • Disability
  • Unemployment
  • Immigration
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany

    Christian Lahusen, Ulrike Zschache

  • University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRC), Rethymno, Greece

    Maria Kousis

About the editors

Christian Lahusen is Professor of Sociology, University of Siegen, Germany.

Ulrike Zschache is Postdocoral Researcher in the Department of Social Sciences, University of Siegen, Germany.

Maria Kousis is Director of the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences, Greece.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Transnational Solidarity in Times of Crises

  • Book Subtitle: Citizen Organisations and Collective Learning in Europe

  • Editors: Christian Lahusen, Ulrike Zschache, Maria Kousis

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49659-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-49658-6Published: 10 November 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-49661-6Published: 11 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-49659-3Published: 09 November 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 305

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Political Sociology, Social Sciences, general, Migration, Social Policy

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