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Euroscepticism as a Persistent Phenomenon

Usherwood, Simon and Startin, N (2012) Euroscepticism as a Persistent Phenomenon JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. pp. 1-16.

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In the two decades since the emergence of the European Union at Maastricht there has been a concerted attempt to build a European political space, typified by the debates on constitutionalization and democratization. Much less noticed, but no less important, has been the mobilization of publics, interest groups and political parties against the integration process. In the light of the failure to realize the Laeken objectives, the stabilization of an anti-integration bloc in the European Parliament, recurrent ‘no’ votes in national referendums and the emergence of an increasingly co-ordinated movement of critical interest groups, it is argued in this article that this opposition has become embedded and persistent, at both European and national levels. This will have considerable consequences for the Union itself and the way it has chosen to largely ignore sceptical voices to date.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
Authors :
Startin, N
Date : 6 November 2012
DOI : 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2012.02297.x
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Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Usherwood S, Startin N (2013) 'Euroscepticism as a Persistent Phenomenon', JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, special issue, pp. 1-16, which has been published in final form at . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving'
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Date Deposited : 25 Mar 2015 12:03
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:40

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