Category Archives: Euroscepticism

Apr 5 2019

Back to the roots: Why the UK should have a second referendum

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By Kilian Wirthwein and Fabian Ferrari Fifteen years after the failure to adopt the European Constitution of 2004, the European political landscape has changed dramatically. Although this represented a major setback on the path of European integration, it would have been hard to find someone so … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2019

Understanding Brexit at a local level: Mansfield case study

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By Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni In January 2018, I joined a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) who were starting to work on a project about the local-level impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union in five British … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2018

‘It’s not about Britain and Europe, it’s about Barnet High Street and All Saints’ School’: how will Brexit impact Barnet?

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By Alexandra Bulat The London Borough of Barnet is one of the five local authority areas selected for the LSE project ‘Understanding Brexit impacts at a local level’, coordinated by the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit. The reports contextualise … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2018

The three founding Myths of Italy’s new Nationalism

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 By Alessandro Franzi The aftermath of 2018 Italian elections has turned into a political reality show  powered by the media system. Centre stage stands Matteo Salvini, leader of the Northern League, who became deputy prime minister, Interior minister and the de facto head of government. … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2018

Italy’s Eurosceptic Turn

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By Roberto Orsi Italy has a new government. Matching the unprecedented results of the election of 4 March, this new government marks the beginning of something never seen before. Italy is the first country in the Western half of the … Continue reading

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Jun 6 2018

The Counterfactual Imagination of Populist Euroscepticism

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By Max Hänska and Vassilios Paipais Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe, as populists from both the left and right hold up their retrograde visions of gloriously assertive and blissfully self-reliant nation states. The installation of a populist and eurosceptic government in … Continue reading

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Mar 28 2018

Salvini, the Leader who Replaced Berlusconi

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By Alessandro Franzi Silvio Berlusconi no longer leads the Italian centre-right coalition. The outcome of the recent election has given this role to Matteo Salvini, the younger (ex-Northern) League leader who aspires to be the next prime minister. Mr Salvini has turned … Continue reading

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Feb 28 2018

Italy’s General Elections: Four Key Issues

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By Roberto Orsi Next Sunday (4 March) Italian citizens will elect a new Parliament, after a complete five-year cycle. Much has changed since the last vote on 24-25 February 2013. It will be argued here that this election is probably … Continue reading

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Jan 19 2018

EU migration opens a whole Brexit can of worms

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By Alessio  Colonnelli Putting a cap on EU immigration was all that mattered for many. But now, what about Belfast and Dublin? No need for a border, they say. Soft Brexit will do, it’s the only sensible way. As long as those … Continue reading

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Dec 12 2017

A review of Nathalie Tocci’s ‘Framing the EU Global Strategy’

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By Mary Kaldor In this post Mary Kaldor reviews Nathalie Tocci’s book: Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World  Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2017 During the referendum on British membership of the European … Continue reading

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