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Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon The Emergence of a New Sphere of Opposition

Fitzgibbon, John and Leruth, Benjamin and Startin, Nick, eds. (2016) Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon The Emergence of a New Sphere of Opposition. UACES Contemporary European Studies . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 184 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-91765-1. E-ISBN 978-1-315-68889-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Euroscepticism continues to become an increasingly embedded phenomenon within party systems, non-party groups, at the level of public opinion and within the media as the EU enters an uncertain phase. Yet, academic literature has paid little attention to the emergence of, and increased development of, transnational and pan-European networks of EU opposition. As the ‘gap’ between Europe’s mainstream political elites and an increasingly sceptical public has widened, pan-European spheres of opposition towards the EU have developed and evolved.

The volume sets out to explain how such an innately contradictory phenomenon as transnational Euroscepticism has emerged. It draws on a variety of perspectives and case studies in a number of spheres – the European Parliament, political parties, the media, civil society and public opinion. Examining to what extent the pan-European dimension of Euroscepticism is becoming increasingly influential, it argues that opposition to European integration has for too long been viewed somewhat narrowly, through the paradigm of national party politics.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Euroscepticism, European Union, Transnationalism, Pan-Europeanism, European integration, European Parliament, Social Movements
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Benjamin Leruth
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 15:07 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 15:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55724 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Leruth, Benjamin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1999-918X
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