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Europeanization in Sweden: Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

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Volume 10

Studies on Civil Society

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Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Edited by Anna Meeuwisse and Roberto Scaramuzzino

298 pages, 34 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-034-8 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (December 2018)

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Reviews

Europeanization in Sweden is a solid piece of work that is a worthy contribution to the field. This book is essential for anyone studying civil society in the EU or Sweden.” • Jean L. Cohen, Columbia University

“This volume offers significant findings on Swedish civil society in the European context, and makes thus a relevant contribution to our understanding of the role of civil society in the EU more broadly.” • Eva G. Heidbreder, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Description

Notwithstanding its many successes since 1945, the project of European integration currently faces major difficulties, from financial crises and mass immigration to the impending departure of the UK from the European Union. At the same time, these challenges have spurred civil society organizations within and across Europe, revealing a shared public sphere in which citizens can mobilize around refugee rights, opposition to austerity policies, and other issues. Europeanization in Sweden assembles new empirical research on how these processes have played out in one of the continent’s wealthiest nations, providing insights into whether, and how, the “Swedish model” can guide European integration.

Anna Meeuwisse is professor of Social Work at Lund University, Sweden, where she researches the changing roles of civil society organizations in the welfare state. She has been engaged in several research projects on Swedish user organizations and transnational social movements in the domains of health and welfare.

Roberto Scaramuzzino is senior lecturer at Lund University, Sweden. His research interests include changes in welfare and integration systems and the role of civil society organizations in different countries. He has been engaged in comparative studies of mobilization in migration and prostitution policy in Sweden and other nations.

Subject: Sociology Political Economy
Area: Northern Europe



Contents

Preface
Carlo Ruzza

Chapter 1. Europeanization, Civil Society, and the Swedish Welfare State
Anna Meeuwisse and Roberto Scaramuzzino

Chapter 2. Europeanization of and by Civil Society: Towards an Analytical Framework
Kerstin Jacobsson and Håkan Johansson

Chapter 3. The Dual Role of EU Civil Society Organizations: Between EU Institutions and Domestic Civil Societies
Håkan Johansson and Sara Kalm

Chapter 4. Europeanization of Swedish Civil Society: Motives, Activities, and Perceived Consequences
Roberto Scaramuzzino and Magnus Wennerhag

Chapter 5. Factors Explaining Swedish CSOs’ Europeanization
Roberto Scaramuzzino and Magnus Wennerhag

Chapter 6. Access to the EU and the Role of Domestic Embeddedness
Elsa Hedling and Anna Meeuwisse

Chapter 7. Europeanization Through Funding
Matteo Di Placido and Roberto Scaramuzzino

Chapter 8. From Popular Movements to Social Businesses: Social Entrepreneurship as Discursive Europeanization
Ulrika Levander

Chapter 9. Varying Degrees of Europeanization in Swedish Women’s Organizations
Ylva Stubbergaard

Chapter 10. Questioning the Swedish Model or Exporting It? Identity Europeanization in the Prostitution Policy Field
Gabriella Scaramuzzino and Roberto Scaramuzzino

Chapter 11. Promoting Consumer Rights in Sweden by Lobbying and Awareness-raising Abroad
Anna Meeuwisse and Andreas Vilhelmsson

Chapter 12. The Crisis of the EU: Opportunity or Graveyard for a European Civil Society?
Lars Trägårdh

Concluding Remarks
Anna Meeuwisse and Roberto Scaramuzzino

Appendix I: The Survey Study
Roberto Scaramuzzino and Magnus Wennerhag

Appendix II: CSO types
Appendix III: Survey question wordings and response alternatives

Index

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