Europeanization as Heresthetics: Party Competition over Self-Government for Scotland, 1974-1997

Dardanelli, Paolo (2009) Europeanization as Heresthetics: Party Competition over Self-Government for Scotland, 1974-1997. Party Politics, 15 (1). pp. 49-68. ISSN 1354-0688. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article is a theoretical and empirical contribution to the study of the Europeanization of political parties. On the theoretical side, it draws on the concepts of heresthetics and two-level games to conceptualize a Europeanization mechanism that has so far been overlooked in the literature. It shows that Europeanization can be a heresthetic tool in party competition, notably in terms of opening up a new dimension that may result in a realignment of alliances able to turn losers into winners. It then applies this conceptualization to party competition over the issue of self-government for Scotland from 1974 to 1997 and shows how it can to a large extent account for a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the anti- and pro-devolution camps between 1979 and 1997. It concludes by relating these theoretical and empirical findings back to the debate on the Europeanization of political parties and identifies avenues for further research.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [76] Award No. R00429824368
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Federal Studies
Depositing User: Alison Chapman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:41
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 15:25
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1029 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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