The Mobilization of the Unemployed in Europe: From acquiescence to protest?
Title: The Mobilization of the Unemployed in Europe: From acquiescence to protest?
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series
In the face of high unemployment in Europe for the past thirty years, the unemployed have organized themselves and mobilized at levels ranging from the local to the transnational. These contentious movements invite us to revise traditional analyses that conclude that the unemployed are not able to get mobilized. Through long-term analysis of movements of the unemployed in ten countries (Belgium, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland), this work explores why, when, and how the unemployed move from acquiescence to protest.
Table of Contents:
-- The Mobilization of the Unemployed in a Comparative Perspective / D. Chabanet & J. Faniel -- The Long History of a New Cause: The Mobilization of the Unemployed in France / D. Chabanet -- The Mobilization of the Unemployed in Germany (1998-2004) / B. Baumgarten & C. Lahusen -- Inside or Outside Trade Unions? The Mobilization of the Unemployed in Belgium / J. Faniel -- The Movement of the Jobless in Finland / E. Luhtakallio and M. Siisiinen -- The Mobilization of the Unemployed in Italy: The Case of Naples / S. Baglion -- The Organization of the Unemployed in Spain: Local and Fragmented Dynamics / S. B?roud -- Contention over Unemployment in Britain: Unemployment Politics vs. the Politics of the Unemployed / M. Cinalli -- Organizing the Unemployed in Ireland / F. Royal -- Political Opportunities and the Mobilization of the Unemployed in Switzerland / M. Berclaz, K. Fuglister, and M. Giugni -- The Mobilization That Was Not: Explaining the Weak Politicization of the Issue of Unemployment in Poland / C. Spieser & K. Sztandar-Sztanderska
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