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)
Table of contents (10 chapters)
Solidarity in Adverse Contexts: Crisis and Retrenchment
Solidarity in Times of Welfare Retrenchment
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.
- European Studies
- Social movements
- 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
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.
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
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, Society, Human Migration, Social Policy