Mobilising Politics and Society offers a timely analysis of the European Union Convention's impact on the domestic political systems, and civil society in Southern Europe. It provides country chapters on Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey. All chapters follow a common scientific template, in order to offer material for genuine cross-country comparison. In addition, the volume contains horizontal chapters on three important issues: the mobilisation of intellectuals; sub-national politics; and the participation of women. The editors compare results of the country chapters in their conclusions. The book contains documentation on the EU Convention and South European participants.
This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal South European Society and Politics.
1. Preface Helen Wallace 2. Introduction Sonia Lucarelli and Claudio Radaelli 3. Spain Mateo Diaz, Mercedes Cadovagna Meseguer and Margarita de Leon 4. Italy Jesse Scott and Filippo Vergara Caffarelli 5. Portugal Franscisco Torres and Ana Fraga 6. Greece Nicos Yannis 7. Malta Peter G. Xuereb 8. Turkey Kemal Kirisci and Zeynep Capan Gulsah 9. Cyprus Josephides Kalliope Agapiou 10. The EU Convention and the Youth Federiga Bindi 11. The Role of Intellectuals: Beyond the ivory tower? Carlos Montero 12. The Impact of Regional Politics Michael Keating 13. Conclusions: Did the EU dog bark? Sonia Lucarelli and Claudio Radaelli Annex 1-3
The parallel regime transitions of the 1970s, when Southern Europe was the vanguard of the ‘third wave’ of democratisation, the impact of EU membership and Europeanisation and more recently, the region’s central role in the eurozone crisis have all made Southern Europe a distinctive area of interest for social science scholars. The South European Society and Politics book series promotes new empirical research into the domestic politics and society of South European states. The series, open to a broad range of social science approaches, offers comparative thematic volumes covering the region as a whole and on occasion, innovative single-country studies. Its geographical scope includes both ‘old’ and ‘new’ Southern Europe, defined as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.