Anti-globalization movements and the European agenda
This article examines the relationship between the Europeanization process and the anti-globalization agenda in Europe. Relying on the results of fieldwork research conducted since 2001 on the anti-globalization demonstrations surrounding the European summits, it argues that these transnational protest movements are of a dual and, in part, contradictory nature. On the one hand, they have an agenda-setting character, contributing to the formation of European public opinion. On the other hand, their influence in terms of agenda setting of European policy is constrained by their discourse style which bypasses or circumvents official discourse about European integration.