EU Civil Society

Patterns of Cooperation, Competition and Conflict

  • Håkan Johansson
  • Sara Kalm

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Thinking Relationally: Questions, Themes and Perspectives for the Study of EU Civil Society

  3. Trends, Interactions and Positions within Platforms of CSOs

  4. Membership and Identity Struggles within and between EU-Level CSOs

  5. The European Citizens’ Initiative: A New Arena for Civil Society Activism?

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-273

About this book


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.


Civil society relational sociology European Union social policy network theory coalition theory field theory capital conflict EU Institutions European Union (EU) gender identity Institution interaction Nation organization Policy society sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Håkan Johansson
    • 1
  • Sara Kalm
    • 1
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden

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