The studies gathered in this volume focus on Portuguese society, from the creative social and political experimentation by citizen and popular movements during the revolution of 1974/75 to more recent episodes of alternative economic organisation, popular mobilization over the claim of local populations to self-government, local environmental conflicts, transformations in trade-unionism, transnational solidarity movements and citizen participation on territorial planning. They explicitly explore the relationships and tensions between difference and equality, citizenship and difference, state/society relationships and local identities and European integration as part of broader processes of globalisation and of the emergence of new experiences of active citizenship.
This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal South European Society and Politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm
'A much-needed publication that deserves a place in the bibliography lists of the most advanced modular provisions dealing with the comparative study of European societies.'- John Karamichas, Queen's University, Belfast
'There is little doubt that this edited volume will receive a warm welcome by students of Southern European societies, especially those having an interest in the development of social movements in relatively recently democratized countries and their interaction with global processes. The individual contributions are certainly very well put together and are written in a lively and thoroughly engaging style.'
Sociology Volume 41, Number 1, February 2007
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