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

Johansson, Håkan LU and Lindellee, Jayeon LU (2014) In Voluntas 25(2). p.405-424
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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sociolgy, Marginalised groups, The European Union, Political representation, Civil society organisations
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Voluntas
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25
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405 - 424
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civil society organisations have been prominent, including those representing<br/><br>
interests of marginalised groups and raising related social issues. Typically composed of national and European level umbrella organisations, some of these<br/><br>
organisations have grown as important interlocutors between EU institutions and<br/><br>
civil society, and derive legitimacy for their advocacy and lobbying activities by<br/><br>
claiming broad representativeness. Through a comparative study of five principal<br/><br>
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organisations, operating at multiple levels with their membership based on extensive<br/><br>
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  author       = {Johansson, Håkan and Lindellee, Jayeon},
  issn         = {0957-8765},
  keyword      = {sociolgy,Marginalised groups,The European Union,Political representation,Civil society organisations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {405--424},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Voluntas},
  title        = {Bridging the Gap: How do EU-Based Civil Society Organisations Acquire Their Internal Representation?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-012-9343-4},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2014},
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