Anti-Racist Movements in the EU: Between Europeanisation and by Stefano Fella, Carlo Ruzza

By Stefano Fella, Carlo Ruzza

In line with broad basic examine, together with interviews with circulation and coverage actors throughout six ecu international locations, this ebook examines anti-racist pursuits all through Europe, targeting how they impact tradition and executive coverage at nationwide and ecu point, laying off gentle at the nature of racism and responses to it throughout Europe.

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The public sphere has thus become a key and contentious area of representation. The public sphere can be conceptualised as a set of interconnected arenas in which the general media constitute a sort of meta-arena within which other arenas are represented. However, as an arena, it is frequently dominated by the same representative actors of democratic politics: parties, corporation owners and directors, and powerful social institutions such as churches and trade unions. In this context there is a representational vacuum for other public interests which civil society can address.

8. org/ (website accessed 28 July 2011). 9. The table is a modified version of one that appeared in the final report of the CIVGOV (Civil Society and European Governance) project (Ruzza et al. 2006: 106–107) and in Bozzini, Fella and Trenz (2006). 10. pdf (website accessed 3 March 2012). 11. The CIVGOV project was funded by the EU 5th framework programme, running from 2003 to 2006. It analysed the relationship between civil society and governance in three policy sectors (anti-racism, environmental policy and regionalism) at the EU and national levels, involving partners in ten Stefano Fella and Carlo Ruzza 29 countries: Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Poland and Hungary.

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