Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States

Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States : Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe

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In a moment where the EU is facing an important number of challenges, there is growing interest in understanding how parties influence the way Europe evolves as a political issue, notably how parties structure domestic competition over European issues and they mobilise sentiments in referenda over European integration .

This book examines the views of national parties towards the European Union and the different facets of a supranational citizenship. It provides an in-depth investigation into the variations to the cross-national patterns in ten countries, including old and new member states and different EU regions. Using original and innovative concepts, data and research techniques the authors:

Explore whether parties formulate specific positions and preferences on the most particular aspects of the EU process.

Investigate whether the party's stance could be inserted into more pro-European, or more Eurosceptical attitudes.

Illustrate patterns of party contestation of the EU issues in the member states and explains these patterns in the light of the main theoretical arguments.

Making an important contribution to party attitudes towards the EU and the Europeanisation of party politics, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, sociology, comparative politics, government and party politics
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 12.7mm | 463g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138933759
  • 9781138933750

Table of contents

1. Introduction Nicolo Conti 2. France Nicolas Hube 3. Germany Claudius Wagemann 4. Great Britain Giacomo Benedetto and Diego Varela 5. Italy Nicolo Conti 6. Spain Rafael Vazquez-Garcia, Santiago Delgado Fernandez and Aleksandra Sojka 7. Portugal Jose Santana Pereira and Edalina Rodrigues Sanches 8. Greece Susannah Verney with Sofia Michalaki 9. Czech Republic Vit Hlousek and Petr Kaniok 10. Hungary Reka Varnagy 11. Poland Wojciech Gagatek
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About Nicolo Conti

Nicolo Conti is Assistant Professor at the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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