Sharing Society. The Impact of Collaborative Collective Actions in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies

This research project sets out to analyze the characteristics, trajectory and impact of collaborative collective actions in a context of erosion of the welfare state and crisis of the social bond in Europe and America.

We define collaborative collective action (CCA) as the group of practices and formal and informal interactions that take place among individuals, collectives or associations that share a sense of belonging or common interests, that collaborate and are in conflict with others, and have the intent of producing or precluding social change through the mobilization of certain social sectors (Tejerina 2010).

We utilize a multi-methods approach, comprising the analysis of secondary sources, case studies, surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups. Our case studies come from the areas of work-production, consumption, integration-solidarity, culture-art, education-science, social/civic/political participation-activism.

The project is directed by Professor Benjamín Tejerina, and the research team is formed by members of 6 Spanish universities and 8 foreign academic institutions (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

The project is hosted by the Collective Identity Research Center (Department of Sociology II, University of the Basque Country), and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO CSO2016-78107-R).