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

By Stefano Fella, Carlo Ruzza

In response to wide fundamental examine, together with interviews with circulate and coverage actors throughout six eu international locations, this publication examines anti-racist hobbies all through Europe, concentrating on how they effect tradition and executive coverage at nationwide and european point, laying off gentle at the nature of racism and responses to it throughout Europe.

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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. At present, non-state actors of different kinds and state bureaucracies, when de facto entrusted with a political role, are important actors and loci of distinctive representation activities.

Ruzza (2011a) ‘The International Protection Regime for Minorities, the Aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the EU: New Challenges for Non-state Actors’, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 18, 2, 219–234. C. Ruzza (2011b) ‘Social Movements and the European Intermediation of Public Interest Groups’, Journal of European Integration, 33, 4, 453–469. C. Ruzza and S. Fella (2009) Re-Inventing the Italian Right: Territorial Politics, Popularism and ‘Post-Fascism’ (London: Routledge).

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