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    How has Brexit, and other EU crises, affected party Euroscepticism across Europe?

How has Brexit, and other EU crises, affected party Euroscepticism across Europe?

Analysing the results of a new expert survey, Aleks Szczerbiak and Paul Taggart write that Brexit has so far had a very limited impact on national party politics across Europe beyond the UK, particularly compared with the earlier Eurozone and migration crisis. While the longer-term, dynamic effects of Brexit on party Euroscepticism might be greater and there are a […]

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    Hard choices and few soft options: The implications of Brexit for Euroscepticism across Europe

Hard choices and few soft options: The implications of Brexit for Euroscepticism across Europe

While much of the discussion surrounding Brexit has focused on the potential impact on the UK, the result of the EU referendum also has clear implications for Eurosceptic movements elsewhere in Europe. Aleks Szczerbiak and Paul Taggart argue that Brexit has made ‘Hard Euroscepticism’ a more viable political project for Eurosceptic parties, necessitating a rethink of how we conceptualise […]

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    The real question in Greece is not who will win the referendum, but what the vote really means

The real question in Greece is not who will win the referendum, but what the vote really means

The final days of campaigning are underway ahead of the 5 July referendum in Greece. Paul Taggart and Kai Oppermann write that with little agreement on what a ‘No’ vote would entail for the country’s future in the Eurozone, the key question is not so much which side will win, but what the referendum is really about.

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Populism has the potential to damage European democracy, but demonising populist parties is self-defeating.

Paul Taggart assesses the challenge of populism to European democracy. He argues that while populism can have significant negative effects on representative politics, the demonisation of populist parties is self-defeating. Rather than tackling populism as a concept, it is important to deal substantively with the issues raised by populist politicians, such as immigration, multiculturalism and European integration. In Europe, the […]

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