Handmaids of transnational democracy? EU politicization and citizens’ initiatives by trade unions

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Title: Handmaids of transnational democracy? EU politicization and citizens’ initiatives by trade unions
Authors: Szabó, ImreGolden, DarraghErne, Roland
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12789
Date: 15-Feb-2022
Online since: 2022-03-16T10:02:54Z
Abstract: The politicisation of Europe is not a one-way street where transnational pressures can only trigger nationalist counter-reactions. While the odds are indeed stacked against transnational democratic mobilizations, there is scope for (successful) action. In our recent article, we look at the role of trade unions in using transnational direct democracy to politicise European integration. To this end, we compare two trade union-coordinated European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECI), on the Right to Water and on Fair Transport. Whereas the former was a success, the latter was not. To explain the difference in outcomes we point to both actor-centred and structural factors.
Funding Details: European Commission
Type of material: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine
Publisher: Orders Beyond Borders
Keywords: European UnionTrade unionsSocial movementsTransnational democracy
Other versions: https://ordersbeyondborders.blog.wzb.eu/2022/02/15/handmaids-of-transnational-democracy-eu-politicization-and-citizens-initiatives-by-trade-unions/#more-3356
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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