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Political conflict in western Europe


Kriesi, Hanspeter; Grande, Edgar; Dolezal, Martin; Helbling, Marc; Hoeglinger, Dominic; Hutter, Swen; Wüest, Bruno (2012). Political conflict in western Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract

What are the consequences of globalization for the structure of political conflicts in Western Europe? How are political conflicts organized and articulated in the twenty-first century? And how does the transformation of territorial boundaries affect the scope and content of political conflicts? This book sets out to answer these questions by analyzing the results of a study of national and European electoral campaigns, protest events and public debates in six West European countries. While the mobilization of the losers in the processes of globalization by new right populist parties is seen to be the driving force of the restructuring of West European politics, the book goes beyond party politics. It attempts to show how the cleavage coalitions that are shaping up under the impact of globalization extend to state actors, interest groups and social movement organizations, and how the new conflicts are framed by the various actors involved.

Abstract

What are the consequences of globalization for the structure of political conflicts in Western Europe? How are political conflicts organized and articulated in the twenty-first century? And how does the transformation of territorial boundaries affect the scope and content of political conflicts? This book sets out to answer these questions by analyzing the results of a study of national and European electoral campaigns, protest events and public debates in six West European countries. While the mobilization of the losers in the processes of globalization by new right populist parties is seen to be the driving force of the restructuring of West European politics, the book goes beyond party politics. It attempts to show how the cleavage coalitions that are shaping up under the impact of globalization extend to state actors, interest groups and social movement organizations, and how the new conflicts are framed by the various actors involved.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Europe, Western-Politics and government, 1989-, Globalization-Political, aspects-Europe
Language:English
Date:July 2012
Deposited On:01 Oct 2012 12:41
Last Modified:13 Aug 2017 09:13
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages:349
ISBN:978-1-107-02438-0
Related URLs:http://www.cambridge.org/ch/knowledge/isbn/item6796499/?site_locale=de_CH
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