Mobilizing politics and society? The EU Convention’s impact on Southern Europe

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Publication Date 2005
ISBN 0-415-34799-8
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This work questions whether or not the EU Convention has done much to generate participation and debate on the future of the European Union beyond the technocratic circles of EU policy making.

Contributors compare discourses, forms of mobilisation, types of participation - and the lack thereof both in countries outside the EU in Southern Europe and in current Member States. Particular focus is given to countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey. The book also explains why the participation and engagement of social actors in EU affairs remains so limited.

The work will interest scholars and students engaged in the fields of politics and the European Union.

Sonia Lucarelli is Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the Universities of Bologna at Forlì and at the University of Siena. Claudio M. Radaelli is Professor of Public Policy, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Policy Analysis and Director of the Centre for European Studies at Bradford University.

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