Exploring how social movements have been influenced by growing Europeanization and globalization, this groundbreaking work analyzes the developing efforts of European citizens to make demands upon the supranational level of European government through social movements, protest politics, and contentious political action. The authors explore the conditions under which citizens are attempting to gain voice before the EU through protest politics, as well as the reasons why a truly transnational realm of collective action has proven so elusive.
Doug Imig is associate professor of political science at the University of Memphis. Sidney Tarrow is Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Sociology at Cornell University.
Part 1 Part I: Studying a Moving Target: Theory and Data On European Contention Chapter 2 Studying Contention in an Emerging Polity Chapter 3 Mapping the Europeanization of Contention: Evidence from a Quantitative Data Analysis Part 4 Part II: European Policies and National Responses Chapter 5 Trade Union Organizing at the European Level: The Dilemma of Borrowed Resources Chapter 6 Framing Contention: Dutch and Spanish Farmers Confront the EU Chapter 7 European Farmers and Their Protests Part 8 Part III: Lobbies or Movements? Chapter 9 Lobbying or Protest? Strategies to Influence EU Environmental Policies Chapter 10 Multilevel Action Coordination in European Contentious Politics: The European Women's Lobby Chapter 11 Weak Weapons of the Weak? Transnational Mobilization around Migration Part 12 Part IV: The Formation of European Actors Chapter 13 Media Construction in the Dynamics of Euro-protest Chapter 14 The European Conflict over Genetically-Engineered Crops, 1995-97 Part 15 Part V: Comparisons and Conclusions Chapter 16 Contentious Politics in a Composite Polity