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Issues with Europe

The D-A-CH project “Issues with Europe—A Network Analysis of the German-speaking Alpine Conservation Movement (1975–2005)” investigates the complex negotiation processes in European politics by analyzing European transport policy in the Alps. It examines the disputes over European alpine transit policy between the 1970s and 2000s, with a comparative focus on Austria and Switzerland. "Issues with Europe" aims to assess to what extent environmental movements had an impact on European policy decisions at the national and supranational levels. The analysis is based on a network analysis focusing on the complex interplay between political and social actors, in particular around the German-speaking alpine conservation movement (Alpenschutzbewegung).

The project is carried out jointly by the University of Innsbruck (leading house), the RCC, and the University of Basel. RCC-affiliated people on the project are Prof. Dr. Helmut Trischler and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Kupper.

For further information, please visit the project homepage.