more engagement by civilsociety ?
We at Aktion Demenz caught that ball that had been passed to us, and
since 2006, we have worked towards making ‘ dementia and the commu-
nity ’ a subject matter for discussion in communities and have sought to
nurture a willingness to act on these discussions. This book is intended to
showcase the results of the efforts made by initiatives across the country,
and to connect them to their various practical and theoretical contexts and
implications. The dementia-friendly community is like a pebble that, once
thrown into the
proposal called SIforAGE—Social Innovation
for Active and Healthy Ageing—within the VII Framework Programme,
Science in Society. The project tried to strengthen cooperation among the
stakeholders working on active and healthy ageing. We aimed at putting
together scientists, end-users, civilsociety, public administrations and
companies in order to improve the competitiveness of the European
Union regarding the promotion of research and innovative products for
longer and healthier lives. Working on this objective, we found Brian and
Maria completely determined to
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Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany. He is a vice-president (re-
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Einige der Überlegungen, die ich im Ausblick der Studie anstelle, wurden bereits
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• BEDALL, PHILIP & ACHIM BRUNNENGRÄBER (2013): Debakel in Doha.
NGOs ohne Biss. In: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, H. 2:
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“Participation NGOs” and “Protest NGOs” in International Climate Poli-
tics. Differing strategies in civilsociety and the establishment
is the importance ofthe Labour Studies community within generat sociology?
Which is the place ofthe South African Labour Studies community within the
international field ofLabour Studies?
With whom do you as a Labour Studies specialist mostly cooperate?
Collaboration with colleagues locally, in South Africa, abroad?
Collaboration with unions, govemment, industry, civilsociety, political move-
Have you had any position ouside university?
p. ex. Have you been in any govemment commission?
Eventually: Y ou said you studied/worked/collaborated with
contrast to the electoral arena, here it is exclusively the theme of foreigners and
immigration that provides the occasion for mobilizations. Europe as a political
project has yet to »move« people. This picture is confirmed by the constellation
of actors featuring in public debates on the theme of Europe in recent years.
These debates are dominated by the political elites, in particular by government
or public figures from national or European politics (see also Koopmans 2007).
Civilsociety actors, including unions, scarcely feature in these debates.
Mayer, the Deputy Secretary for Citizen Engagement at the “Städtetag
Baden-Württemberg” (approximately “Association of Cities and Towns in
Baden-Württemberg”). The Städtetag is a state-level governmental agency
that holds an intermediary position between the state government and its
city councils. My interlocutor’s job was to give advice to local authorities on
how to foster an active ‘civilsociety’ on the ground. During our interview,
he told me about a recent speech he gave in several localities across the
state entitled “Ehrenamt [approximately volunteering
in practices of refugee support in their village, town
or neighbourhood simultaneously held local political offices. For example, a
volunteer turned out to be the deputy mayor of her village, while others as-
serted that they were long-term party members of the SPD, the German So-
cial Democratic Party. These encounters made me realize that the ostensibly
separate entities of ‘state’ and ‘civilsociety’ are in fact much more entangled
and elusive (cf. Abrams 1988 ; Mitchell 1991; Ferguson & Gupta 2002).
I would therefore argue that political action in
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