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Cas Mudde

Euroskepticism/European Integration

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The Comparative Study Of Party-Based Euroscepticism: The Sussex Versus The North Carolina School, Cas Mudde Dec 2011

The Comparative Study Of Party-Based Euroscepticism: The Sussex Versus The North Carolina School, Cas Mudde

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Sussex V. North Carolina: The Comparative Study Of Party-Based Euroscepticism, Cas Mudde Jul 2011

Sussex V. North Carolina: The Comparative Study Of Party-Based Euroscepticism, Cas Mudde

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Since the late 1990s a true cottage industry of "Euroscepticism studies" has emerged, which has given way to hundreds of publications in increasingly prominent journals. This working paper looks at two of the most important "schools" of Euroscepticism studies: Sussex and North Carolina. The two differ in many ways – e.g. definition, data and methods, scope – but account for much of the academic output on the topic. I first shortly describe the major publications of the two schools, before comparing and contrasting them on the basis of some key dimensions (definition, data, scope, explanations). The paper then discusses the crucial ...


The Two Sides Of Euroscepticism. Party Positions On European Integration In East Central Europe, Petr Kopecky, Cas Mudde Dec 2001

The Two Sides Of Euroscepticism. Party Positions On European Integration In East Central Europe, Petr Kopecky, Cas Mudde

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This article aims to make a three-fold contribution to the study of Euroscepticism in the wider Europe. First, it presents a two-dimensional conceptualization of party positions on European integration in general, and of Euroscepticism in particular, distinguishing between diffuse and specific support for European integration (i.e. ‘support for the ideas of European integration’ and ‘support for the EU’). Second, it analyses the location, type, and electoral strength of party-based Euroscepticism in the four candidate countries of East Central Europe – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Third, it contributes to the ideology vs. strategy debate, showing that ideology is ...


The Right And The Righteous? European Norms, Domestic Politics And The Sanctions Against Austria, Cas Mudde, Michael Merlingen, Ulrich Sedelmeier Dec 2000

The Right And The Righteous? European Norms, Domestic Politics And The Sanctions Against Austria, Cas Mudde, Michael Merlingen, Ulrich Sedelmeier

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In February 2000, fourteen EU member states collectively took the unprecedented step to impose bilateral sanctions on their Austrian EU partner. How can this be explained? Was it, as the fourteen governments argued, because the inclusion in the Austrian government of Jörg Haider’s extreme right FPÖ opposes many of the ideas making up the common identity of the EU? Or, were the sanctions motivated, as the Austrian government argued, by narrow-minded party political interests that lurked beneath the rhetoric of shared European norms and values? Our analysis suggests that without the particular concerns about domestic politics of certain politicians ...