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Author Deth, Jan W. van.

Title Private Groups and Public Life : Social Participation and Political Involvement in Representative Democracies
Edition 1st ed
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2003
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Series Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science
Routledge/ECPR studies in European political science.
Contents BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE -- FIGURES -- TABLES -- CONTRIBUTORS -- PREFACE -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- INTRODUCTION -- PERSPECTIVES, FUNCTIONS AND ACTORS -- Interest groups and intermediary organizations -- Voluntary associations -- The perspectives combined -- SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION -- Context and contacts -- Participation breeds participation -- PLAN OF THE BOOK -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 2 VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS AND DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION IN BRITAIN -- VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY -- MEMBERSHIP OF VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS -- INSIDE THE VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION -- Social activity -- Politicization -- Leadership -- Responsiveness -- VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS AND DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION -- THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE OF GROUPS -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 3 SOCIAL REFLEXIVITY, DEMOCRACY AND NEW TYPES OF CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT IN DENMARK -- INTRODUCTION -- SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT AND DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY -- VITAL SOCIAL CHANGES -- The roles and functions of organizations -- Changing social relations -- Increase in social reflexivity -- New types of social and political involvement -- THE TOCQUEVILLEAN THESIS REVISITED -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 4 POLITICAL PARTIES AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS IN FLANDERS -- INTRODUCTION -- SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND POLITICAL PARTIES: THE MODEL OF 'PILLARIZATION' -- POLITICAL PARTIES REPRESENTING 'OLD' AND 'NEW' CLEAVAGES -- THE MODEL OF 'PILLARIZATION' UNDER PRESSURE -- MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND STABLE VOTING BEHAVIOUR -- Concepts and measures -- Memberships, generations and stable voting -- Explaining stable voting -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCE -- 5 WOMEN AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE NORWEGIAN VOLUNTARY SECTOR -- INTRODUCTION -- WOMEN, CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY -- GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION 1940-904
11 ORGANIZING CAPACITY OF SOCIETIES AND MODERNITY -- INTRODUCTION -- CONCEPTUALIZING ORGANIZING CAPACITY -- DISPARITIES IN ORGANIZING CAPACITY BETWEEN NATIONS -- Modernization and involvement: the general framework -- Organizing capacity and modernity: hypotheses -- Human capital potential -- Communication capacity -- Mobilization potential -- Legal inclusion capacity -- Testing the hypotheses -- SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN ORGANIZING CAPACITIES AND MODERNITY -- Inequality and modernity -- Inequality in organizing capacity -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 12 VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND INDIVIDUAL POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR IN WESTERN EUROPE -- INTRODUCTION -- THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES -- DATA AND INDICATORS -- INTRANATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PATTERNS IN PARTICIPATION -- PROTEST AND ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICAL PARTICIPATION -- POLITICAL CULTURE AND ATTITUDINAL CORRELATES OF PARTICIPATION -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
Organizational types come and go -- The changing gender composition of the voluntary society -- Are young women more like men? -- ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS OF THE 1980s -- Extinct versus surviving organizations -- Are the new organizations different? -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 6 THE RISE OF PROTEST BUSINESSES IN BRITAIN -- INTRODUCTION -- INCREASED NUMBERS OF GROUPS AND PARTICIPANTS -- ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION? CADRE GROUP TO PROTEST BUSINESS -- WHO PARTICIPATES IN 'MAIL-ORDER' GROUPS? THE ROLE OF MARKETING -- PROTEST BUSINESSES AND DEMOCRATIC ACTIVITY -- The decay of parties and the growth of groups -- Supporters and participatory democracy -- CONCLUSION: A CONTINUING DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT? -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 7 POLITICAL CAPITAL FORMATION AMONG BRITISH PARTY MEMBERS -- INTRODUCTION -- THE ORIGINS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CAPITAL -- MODELLING THE DETERMINANTS OF POLITICAL CAPITAL -- MEASURING THE DETERMINANTS OF POLITICAL CAPITAL -- ESTIMATING THE MODEL -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 8 THE CORPORATIST CHANNEL AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE NETHERLANDS -- INTRODUCTION -- THE SYSTEM UNDER ATTACK -- THE COUNCIL MEMBER -- THE STATE'S INTERESTS -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 9 ASSOCIATIVE AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN SWITZERLAND AND FRANCE -- INTRODUCTION -- DATA AND INDICATORS -- THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE -- The social structure of associative participation -- The social structure of political participation -- ASSOCIATIVE AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION -- EXPLAINING ASSOCIATIVE AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION -- NEIGHBOURHOOD AND AREA -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- 10 THE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION OF INTERMEDIARY ORGANIZATIONS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL -- INTRODUCTION -- THE PERSPECTIVE OF LOCAL POLITICS -- ZWOLLE AND ITS INTERMEDIARY ORGANIZATIONS -- ACCESS TO THE POLITICAL SYSTEM -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- REFERENCES
Summary This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic culture
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Subject Associations, institutions, etc -- Europe, Western
Civil society -- Europe, Western
Political participation -- Europe, Western
Social movements -- Europe, Western
Associations, institutions, etc.
Civil society.
Political participation.
Social movements.
Western Europe.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203449770
9780203449776