Why Do some Labour Alliances Succeed in Politicizing Europe across Borders? A Comparison of the Right2Water and Fair Transport European Citizens' Initiatives

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dc.contributor.authorSzabó, Imre-
dc.contributor.authorGolden, Darragh-
dc.contributor.authorErne, Roland-
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T15:39:44Z-
dc.date.available2022-01-06T15:39:44Z-
dc.date.issued2021-12-08-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Common Market Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-9886-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12704-
dc.description.abstractUnder what conditions can organized labour successfully politicize the European integration process across borders? To answer this question, we compare the European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECIs) of two European trade union federations: EPSU’s successful Right2Water ECI and ETF’s unsuccessful Fair Transport ECI. Our comparison reveals that actor-centred factors matter – namely, unions’ ability to create broad coalitions. Successful transnational labour campaigns, however, also depend on structural conditions, namely, the prevailing mode of EU integration pressures faced by unions at a given time. Whereas the Right2Water ECI pre-emptively countered commodification attempts by the European Commission in water services, the Fair Transport ECI attempted to ensure fair working conditions after most of the transport sector had been liberalized. Vertical EU integration attempts that commodify public services are thus more likely to generate successful transnational counter-movements than the horizontal integration pressures on wages and working conditions that followed earlier successful EU liberalization drives.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission Horizon 2020en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.subjectEuropean integrationen_US
dc.subjectGovernanceen_US
dc.subjectPublic serviceen_US
dc.subjectTrade unionsen_US
dc.subjectSocial movementsen_US
dc.subjectDirect democracyen_US
dc.titleWhy Do some Labour Alliances Succeed in Politicizing Europe across Borders? A Comparison of the Right2Water and Fair Transport European Citizens' Initiativesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherroland.erne@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.check.date2022-06-13-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jcms.13279-
dc.neeo.contributorSzabó|Imre|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorGolden|Darragh|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorErne|Roland|aut|-
dc.description.othersponsorshipErasmus Plus Programme European Unionen_US
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dc.date.updated2021-12-10T16:03:24Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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