9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN21 RENCORE: Methods for Comparative Research on Europe

2009-09-04 09:00:00 2009-09-04 10:30:00 Friday, 4 September 09:00 - 10:30 Comparative Analysis of European Data Building I, 2E7

Towards a European comparative multidimensional analysis of collective action

This paper focus on collective action, considering three main dimensions: labour participation, political participation and involvement in associations. It aims to present a set of data concerning collective action practices on a group of European countries. Drawing upon "European Social Survey" data, combined with a lot of dispersed micro-data that will be gathered for the selected countries, it will discuss the new methodological possibilities offered by the quantitative analysis of this issue, combining a bunch of disaggregated data that are usually not probed altogether by contemporaneous sociology. So, it intends to contribute to a new transnational perspective of sociological analysis of European collective action, both in the methodological level (offering a set of coherent, comparable data) and in the theoretical one, proposing a "typology of collective action" and the building of a set of comparable "indicators of collective action".