Social Capital and Associations in European Democracies
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Social Capital and Associations in European Democracies by William A. Maloney
Book DescriptionThis unique book offers an empirical assessment of how social and political involvement relates to theories of citizenship and democracy, providing a detailed comparative assessment of the potential that voluntary organizations offer citizens for social and political participation in several European countries. The coherent chapters, written by leading European researchers, examine the participatory opportunities offered by a wide and diverse variety of voluntary associations and provides a comparative perspective on the role, structure and functions of associations in six medium-sized European cities - Aalborg (Denmark), Aberdeen (UK), Bern (Switzerland), Enschede (the Netherlands), Mannheim (Germany) and Sabadell (Spain). This book has a companion volume entitled Citizenship and Involvement in European Democracies edited by Jan van Deth, Jose Ramon Montero and Anders Westholm (Routledge, 2006). Both volumes will be of great interest to students and researchers of European politics, comparative politics and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415410533
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William A. Maloney
New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society, Paperback (May 2014)
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Interest Group Politics in Europe, Paperback (January 2012)
This text is a comprehensive effort at investigating and integrating the state of the art in European interest group research, providing a general reflection on how the study of interest groups politics can be improved by linking it to the comparative study of governance.
Civil Society and Activism in Europe, Hardback (March 2010)View all books by William A. Maloney
Examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of different organizational types on social capital.
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Author Biography - William A. Maloney
University of Newcastle, UK
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