Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements

Protest in Turbulent Times

Cristina Flesher Fominaya (Redaktør) ; Ramon Feenstra (Redaktør)

European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. Les mer
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European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field while developing a new agenda for research in the area.

The book is divided into eight sections: Visions of Europe; Contemporary models of democracy; Historical evolution of major European movements; Feminism and sexualities; Movement diffusion within and beyond Europe; Anti-austerity movements; Technopolitical and media movements; and Movements, parties and movement-parties. Key theories and empirical trajectories of core movements, their central issues, debates and impacts are covered, with a focus on how these have influenced and been influenced by their European context. Democracy, and how social movements understand it, renew it, or undermine it, forms a core thread that runs through the book.

Written in a clear and direct style, the Handbook provides a key resource for students and scholars hoping to understand the key debates and innovations unfolding in the heart of European social movements and how these affect broader debates on such areas as democracy, human rights, the right to the city, feminism, neoliberalism, nationalism, migration and European values, identity and politics. Extensive references and sources will direct readers to areas of further study.



Introduction: Contemporary European Social Movements: Democracy, Crisis and Contestation

Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Ramon A. Feenstra

Part 1: Visions of Europe

1. Visions of a Good Society: European Social Movements in the Age of Ideologies and Beyond

Simon Tormey

2. How many 'Europes'? Left-Wing and Right-Wing Social Movements and their Visions of Europe

Manuela Caiani and Manes Weisskircher

3. From 'Fortress Europe' to 'Refugees Welcome': Social Movements and the Political Imaginary on European Borders

Pierre Monforte

4. Fields of Contentious Politics: Policies and Discourse over "Islam vs. Christianity"

Manlio Cinalli

Part 2: Contemporary Models of Democracy

5. Democratic Models in Europe

Donatella della Porta

6. Deliberative Democracy: An Upgrade Proposal

Domingo Garcia-Marza

7. Democracy and Sortition. Arguments in Favor of Randomness

Jorge Costa Delgado and Jose Luis Moreno Pestana

8. Hatred and Democracy? Ernesto Laclau and Populism in Europe

Clare Woodford

Part 3: Historical Evolution of Major European Movements

9. "Nothing Is Lost, Nothing Is Created, Everything Is Transformed": From Labor Movements to Anti-Austerity Protests

Marco Giugni and Maria Grasso

10. The Global Justice Movement in Europe

Priska Daphi

11. European Squatters' Movements and the Right to the City

Miguel A. Martinez

12. New Social Movements and Everyday Life: A Dialogue with Alberto Melucci

John Keane

Part 4: Feminism and Sexualities

13. Feminist Mobilizations within Organized Religions in Western Europe

Celia Valiente

14. My Body, My Rules? Self-Determination and Feminist Collective Action in Southern Europe

Ana Cristina Santos and Mara Pieri

15. Neither New nor Utopian (and yet Worthwhile): Queer and Feminist Genealogies, Conflicts and Contributions inside SpainS 15-M Movement

Gracia Trujillo Barbadillo

Part 5: Processes of Diffusion Within and Beyond Europe

16. Brokerage and the Diffusion of Social Movements in the Digital Era

Eduardo Romanos

17. Social Movement Diffusion in Eastern Europe

Ondrej Cisar

18. Crossing the Ocean: The Influence of Bolivia's MAS Movement on Spain's Podemos Party

Esther del Campo, Jorge Resina, and Yanina Welp

Part 6: Anti-Austerity Movements

19. Anti-Austerity Movements in Europe

Josep Lobera

20. Alternative Forms of Resilience and the 2007 Crisis in Europe

Maria Paschou and Maria Kousis

21. "We Won't Pay for the Crisis": Student and Youth Movements in European Anti-Austerity Protest

Lorenzo Zamponi

Part 7: Technopolitical and Media Movements

22. The Technopolitical Frameworks of Contemporary Social Movements: The European Case

Igor Sadaba Rodriguez

23. Alternative Media and Social Movements in Europe's Digital Landscape

Andreu Casero-Ripolles

Part 8: Movements, Parties and Movement-Parties across Europe

24. Movement Parties: A New Hybrid Form of Politics?

Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen

25. The Five Star Movement's Progressive Detachment from Social Movements

Lorenzo Mosca

26. The Long Shadow of Activism: Podemos and the Difficult Choices of Movement Parties

Kerman Calvo

27. From Indignad@s to Mayors? Participatory Dilemmas in Spanish Municipal Movements

Joan Font and Patricia Garcia-Espin

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Cristina Flesher Fominaya is Excellence 100 Reader in Social Politics and Media at Loughborough University and an internationally recognized expert in European social movement and politics. She holds an MA and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA summa cum laude in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. She has been researching and participating in European social movements since the early 1990s, exploring the dynamics of digital media use, deliberative cultures and collective identity formation in autonomous movements. Flesher Fominaya has published and edited widely in the area of social movements, and has two books forthcoming: Social Movements in a Globalized World, 2nd ed. (Palgrave, 2019) and Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Ramon A. Feenstra is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellon (Spain). He graduated in Advertising and Public Relations at the same university (2005) and in History at UNED (Open University of Spain) (2013). In 2010, he became a Doctor of Moral Philosophy at the Universitat Jaume I. The fields he writes about are linked primarily to the democracy theory and communication ethics. He has published the following books: Refiguring Democracy: The Spanish Political Laboratory (co-authored with Simon Tormey, Andreu Casero and John Keane, Routledge 2017), Etica de la publicidad: Retos en la era digital (Dykinson, 2014) and Democracia monitorizad en la era de la nueva galaxia mediatica (Icaria, 2012). He has published articles in journals such as The International Journal of Press Politics, Journal of Business Ethics, Media International Australia, Voluntas, The Journal of Civil Society, Revista del Clad Reforma y Democracia and Policy Studies.