The Contentious Politics of Unemployment in Europe

Welfare States and Political Opportunities

  • Marco Giugni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Contentious Politics of Unemployment in Europe: An Introduction

  3. Context and Opportunities

  4. Actors and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Annulla Linders, Marina Kalander
      Pages 97-126
    3. Simone Baglioni, Britta Baumgarten, Didier Chabanet, Christian Lahusen
      Pages 152-168
  5. Unemployment Politics and the European Union

  6. The Contentious Politics of Unemployment in Europe: Some Conclusions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-283

About this book


This book provides a novel approach to unemployment as a contested political field in Europe and examines the impact of welfare state regimes, conceived as political opportunity structures specific to this field, public debates and collective mobilizations in unemployment politics.


employment European Union (EU) fashion globalization Nation networks novel organization organizations politics Protest society unemployment unions

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Giugni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenevaSwitzerland

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