This designated publication deals an empirical overview of the way social and political involvement pertains to theories of citizenship and democracy, supplying a close comparative overview of the aptitude that voluntary organisations provide voters for social and political participation in numerous ecu countries.
The coherent chapters, written via top eu researchers, research the participatory possibilities provided by means of a large and various number of voluntary institutions and offers a comparative standpoint at the function, constitution and capabilities of institutions in six medium-sized ecu towns – Aalborg (Denmark), Aberdeen (UK), Bern (Switzerland), Enschede (the Netherlands), Mannheim (Germany) and Sabadell (Spain).
This ebook has a significant other quantity entitled Citizenship and Involvement in ecu Democracies edited through Jan van Deth, José Ramón Montero and Anders Westholm (Routledge, 2006).
Both volumes can be of serious curiosity to scholars and researchers of eu politics, comparative politics and sociology.
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