Bridging the Gap: How do EU-Based Civil Society Organisations Acquire Their Internal Representation?

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Bridging the Gap: How do EU-Based Civil Society Organisations Acquire Their Internal Representation? / Johansson, Håkan; Lindellee, Jayeon.

I: Voluntas, Vol. 25, Nr. 2, 2014, s. 405-424.

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T1 - Bridging the Gap: How do EU-Based Civil Society Organisations Acquire Their Internal Representation?

AU - Johansson, Håkan

AU - Lindellee, Jayeon

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - In recent decades, the emergence and development of pan-European civil society organisations have been prominent, including those representing interests of marginalised groups and raising related social issues. Typically composed of national and European level umbrella organisations, some of these organisations have grown as important interlocutors between EU institutions and civil society, and derive legitimacy for their advocacy and lobbying activities by claiming broad representativeness. Through a comparative study of five principal EU-based civil society organisations, the present article analyses how these organisations, operating at multiple levels with their membership based on extensive geographical areas, acquire internal representation of members and beneficiaries.

AB - In recent decades, the emergence and development of pan-European civil society organisations have been prominent, including those representing interests of marginalised groups and raising related social issues. Typically composed of national and European level umbrella organisations, some of these organisations have grown as important interlocutors between EU institutions and civil society, and derive legitimacy for their advocacy and lobbying activities by claiming broad representativeness. Through a comparative study of five principal EU-based civil society organisations, the present article analyses how these organisations, operating at multiple levels with their membership based on extensive geographical areas, acquire internal representation of members and beneficiaries.

KW - sociolgy

KW - Marginalised groups

KW - The European Union

KW - Political representation

KW - Civil society organisations

U2 - 10.1007/s11266-012-9343-4

DO - 10.1007/s11266-012-9343-4

M3 - Article

VL - 25

SP - 405

EP - 424

JO - Voluntas

JF - Voluntas

SN - 0957-8765

IS - 2

ER -