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

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Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-0-415-62231-8 (Hbk)
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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 eleven countries, including old and new member states and different EU regions. 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. This is done through.


1. Introduction Nicolò Conti

2. France Nicolas Hubé

3. Germany Claudius Wagemann

4. Italy Nicolò Conti and Vincenzo Memoli

5. United Kingdom Giacomo Benedetto

6. Spain Miguel Jerez-Mir and Rafael Vázquez-García

7. Portugal Edalina Rodrigues Sanches and José Santana Pereira

8. Greece tbc

9. Poland Wojciech Gagatek

10. Czech Republic Vít Hloušek and Petr Kaniok

11. Hungary Réka Várnagy

12. Lithuania Vaidas Morkevičius

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