Regionalist Parties in Western Europe

Regionalist Parties in Western Europe

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Ethnoregionalist parties are an increasingly influential political phenomenon in many Western European countries. Despite this there has been little systematic study of these important political parties. This volume fills the gap with an exploration of the successes and failures experienced by ethnoregionalist parties in post-war Europe.
Regionalist Parties in Western Europe looks in detail at the fortunes of twelve regionalist parties in: the Basque country, Corsica, French speaking Belgium, Scotland, Wales, Catalonia, Flanders, Italy, and South Tyrol.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.18mm | 670g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415164370
  • 9780415164375

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Ethnoregionalist Parties as Ethnic Entrepreneurs, Huri Tursan 2. Ethnoregionalist Parties in Western Europe, Ferdinand Muller-Rommel 3. The Volksunie and the Dilemma between Policy Success and Electoral Survival in Flanders, Lieven De Winter 4. Ethnoregionalist Parties in French-speaking Belgium 5. Nationalist Parties in Catalonia, Juan Marcet and Jordi Argelaguet 6. Moderate Nationalist Parties in the Basque Country, Eusko Alkartasuna 7. The Scottish National Party, James L. Newell 8. Plaid Cymru, Thomas Christiansen 9. The Lega Nord, Marco Tarchi 10. The Sudtiroler Volkspartei, Anton Holzer and Barbara Schwegler 11. The Failure of Regionalist Party Formation in Corsica, ^Claude Olivesi 12. Co-operation Between Regionalist Parties at the Level of the European Union, Peter Lynch 13. Conclusion: A Comparative Analysis of the Electoral, Office and Policy Success of Ethnoregionalist Parties, Lieven De Winter
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