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Collective Action in the European Union : Interests and the New Politics of Associability - Mark Aspinwall

Collective Action in the European Union

Interests and the New Politics of Associability

By: Mark Aspinwall (Editor), Justin Greenwood (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415159746
Number Of Pages: 238

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Collective Action in the European Union addresses fundamental questions surrounding the European political economy. The impressive array of contributors ask how and why collective action is formed at the European level. They also consider whether collective action at the transnational level is driven by rational, utility maximising behaviour, or whether explanations couched in social terms are more convincing. Many of the chapters introduce fresh empirical studies, in the domains of business, the professions, consumers and environmental interests.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
List of abbreviations and acronyms
List of European Union Directorates-General
Conceptualising collective action in the European Union: an introductionp. 1
What drives associability at the European level? The limits of the utilitarian explanationp. 31
The EU institutions and collective action: constructing a European interest?p. 63
A collective action problem? Danish interest associations and Euro groupsp. 81
The changing architecture of big businessp. 108
The professionsp. 126
European consumer groups: multiple levels of governance and multiple logics of collective actionp. 149
Environmental collective action: stable patterns of cooperation and issue alliances at the European levelp. 176
Collective attraction - the new political game in Brusselsp. 196
Bibliographyp. 214
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780415159746
ISBN-10: 0415159741
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 4th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 16.15  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1