This open access volume provides evidence-based knowledge on European solidarity and citizen responses in times of crisis. Does the crisis of European integration translate into a crisis of European solidarity, and if yes, what are the manifestations at the level of individual citizens? How strongly is solidarity rooted at the individual level, both in terms of attitudes and practices? And which driving factors and mechanisms contribute to the reproduction and/or corrosion of solidarity in times of crisis? Using findings from the EU Horizon 2020 funded research project "European paths to transnational solidarity at times of crisis: Conditions, forms, role-models and policy responses" (TransSOL), the books addresses these questions and provides cross-national comparisons of eight European countries - Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and the UK. It will appeal to students, scholars and policymakers interested in the Eurocrisis, politics and sociology.
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Table of Contents
Solidarity in Europe - European Solidarity: An Introduction
Toward a New Conditionality of Welfare? Reconsidering Solidarity in the Danish Welfare State
Solidarity Activism in Germany: What Explains Different Types and Levels of Engagement?
Pulling Together or Pulling Apart? Solidarity in the Post-Crisis UK
Solidarity Practices in Poland and Their Social Capital Foundations
The Social and Political Dimensions of Solidarity in Italy
Volunteering for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greece
Civic and Political Solidarity Practices in Switzerland
Trajectories of Solidarities in France Across Fields of Vulnerability
Solidarity in Europe: A Comparative Assessment and Discussion