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"Building a European Civic Culture: The Case of the Environmental Movement"

McCormick, John. (1995) "Building a European Civic Culture: The Case of the Environmental Movement". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    [From the introduction]. It is argued in much of the functionalist and neofunctionalist literature that interest groups can contribute toward integration through encouraging transnational functional cooperation, but there has so far been little investigation of the potential contribution of group activity to integration through its role in the formation of a supranational European civic culture. This paper uses the example of environmental interest groups to argue that by helping fill the participatory vacuum, group activity may be helping strengthen the foundations of European integration, may be contributing to the development of a European civic culture, and may thus be helping define the character, nature, and parameters of the emerging European polity.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    Other > civil society
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008
    Page Range: p. 33
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47

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