Putting Brexit into perspective: the effect of the Eurozone and migration crises and Brexit on Euroscepticism in European states

Taggart, Paul and Szczerbiak, Aleks (2017) Putting Brexit into perspective: the effect of the Eurozone and migration crises and Brexit on Euroscepticism in European states. Journal of European Public Policy. ISSN 1350-1763 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This paper examines the link between recent EU crises and the development of party-based Euroscepticism across Europe. It draws on data from expert surveys with qualitative data to outline the way in which we can empirically see the link between the impacts of the crises in European states, and how far, and in what ways, Euroscepticism has been mobilized by political parties in those states. It identifies four main frames through which the EU is contested in European states which focus on: economic factors, immigration, democracy/sovereignty and national factors. It also shows that there has been a clear difference between the impacts of the different crises. While the Eurozone crisis had a particularly powerful effect in the party systems of those countries most affected by the bailout packages and the migration crisis had a particularly strong effect on party politics in the post-communist states of central Europe, Brexit has had a very limited impact on national party politics, although this may change in the longer-term.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
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Depositing User: Aleks Szczerbiak
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 09:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74437

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UK in a Changing Europe: The Impact of the UK�s Referendum on Euroscepticism in EuropeG2089ESRC-ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCILPO:4030006666