Contentious politics in the EU

Authored by: Donatella della Porta , Louisa Parks

Routledge Handbook of European Politics

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415626750
eBook ISBN: 9781315755830
Adobe ISBN: 9781317628361

10.4324/9781315755830.ch47

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Abstract

Contentious politics in the EU takes a variety of forms, from the highly visible mass protests holding European Councils to siege to apparently banal petitions. This chapter will provide an overview of the contentious politics that has targeted the EU since the beginning of the millennium, describing specific cases and actors to illustrate the different forms of contentious politics that have arisen at various combinations of territorial levels.

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