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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
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Transnational Solidarity in Times of Crises

Citizen Organisations and Collective Learning in Europe

Editors: Lahusen, Christian, Zschache, Ulrike, Kousis, Maria (Eds.)

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  • 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

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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.


About the authors

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.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Citizen Organisations, Transnational Solidarity and Collective Learning in Europe

    Pages 1-29

    Lahusen, Christian (et al.)

  • Transnational Solidarity Organisations in Contemporary Greek Civil Society: Vibrant, Multifarious and Politicised

    Pages 33-60

    Kanellopoulos, Kostas (et al.)

  • Civil Society Activism in Italy Across Different Fields: A Multifaceted Picture of Solidarity in Hard Times

    Pages 61-89

    Maggini, Nicola (et al.)

  • New Challenges and Changing Opportunities: The Differing Responses of Transnational Solidarity Organisations in Germany

    Pages 91-127

    Zschache, Ulrike

  • Scopes of Solidarity in Times of Crisis: Insights from Poland

    Pages 131-155

    Petelczyc, Janina (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49659-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49659-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49658-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 305
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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