The populist politics of Euroscepticism in times of crisis: comparative conclusions

Pirro, Andrea, Taggart, Paul and van Kessel, Stijn (2018) The populist politics of Euroscepticism in times of crisis: comparative conclusions. Politics, 38 (3). pp. 978-390. ISSN 0263-3957

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Abstract

This article offers comparative findings of the nature of populist Euroscepticism in political parties in contemporary Europe in the face of the Great Recession, migrant crisis, and Brexit. Drawing on case studies included in the Special Issue on France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, the article presents summary cross-national data on the positions of parties, the relative importance of the crisis, the framing of Euroscepticism, and the impact of Euroscepticism in different country cases. We use this data to conclude that there are important differences between left- and right-wing variants of populist Euroscepticism, and that although there is diversity across the cases, there is an overall picture of resilience against populist Euroscepticism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Populism; Euroscepticism; Crisis
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN0101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN2301 France
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN3201 Germany
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN5001 Greece
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN5201 Italy
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN5701 Netherlands
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN8101 Spain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN8423 Portugal
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Depositing User: Paul Taggart
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 12:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77106

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