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A Bid Too Far? New Labour and UK Leadership of the European Union under Blair

Hussein Kassim

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

After Thatcher and Major Euroscepticism, Tony Blair's UK did a better job at bringing Britain to Europe than Europe to Britain. He achieved the former objective by avoiding being isolated and seeking ... More


Mid‐Atlantic Musings: The ‘Question of Europe’ in British Intellectual Debates, 1961–2008 *

Georgios Varouxakis

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Georgios Varouxakis starts the clock at Britain's first flirtation with EEC membership in 1961, outlining some reflections on the role that perceptions of British history have played in shaping the ... More


Anglospheres: Empire Redivivus?

Duncan Bell

in The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266618
eISBN:
9780191896064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266618.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter will explore the similarities and differences between late nineteenth-century debates on the British settler Empire and more recent visions of the Anglosphere. It suggests that the idea ... More


Introduction: European integration as an elite project

Heinrich Best, György Lengyel, and Luca Verzichelli

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter defines the volume’s key concepts and introduces the main research questions addressed in the following chapters. Following a review of literature dealing with the challenges of European ... More


Party elites and the domestic discourse on the EU

Nicolò Conti

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the attitudes of the party central office towards the EU through a study of their Euromanifestos. The analysis allows us to assess the level of congruence between the attitudes ... More


Elites of Europe and the Europe of elites: a conclusion

Heinrich Best

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents a synopsis of the main results of the ‘Europe of Elites’. These strongly support the elitist character of European integration while challenging the idea of a coherent ... More


International Populism: The Radical Right in the European Parliament

Duncan McDonnell and Annika Werner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197500859
eISBN:
9780197536179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500859.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The 2014 European Parliament elections were hailed as a “populist earthquake” with parties like the French Front National, UKIP and the Danish People's Party topping the polls in their countries and ... More


Conclusions

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, Gábor Tóka, and Mariano Torcal

in The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602346
eISBN:
9780191739163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter provides a summary review of the main themes and empirical findings developed in the book. It shows that the processes affecting perceptions of EU citizenship and engagement ... More


The Politics of English Nationhood

Michael Kenny

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199608614
eISBN:
9780191775208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This volume supplies a comprehensive overview of evidence and arguments relating to the revival of Englishness, and explores its political ramifications and dimensions. It examines the difficulties ... More


Central and Eastern Europe: The New Core or the Periphery of Europe?

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski

in European Integration: Historical Trajectories, Geopolitical Contexts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455893
eISBN:
9781474480604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455893.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states of the EU, and how they positioned themselves in the new constellation of conflicts within the EU in the aftermath of the ... More


Current challenges to gender mainstreaming in Europe

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

in Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe: Policies, Culture and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447317692
eISBN:
9781447318057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses some of the most urgent challenges to gender equality policies in Europe. The European gender-mainstreaming strategy represents one of the few attemptsto promoting gender ... More


Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Catherine E. De Vries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence. At no time in its history has it looked so economically fragile, so insecure about how to protect its borders, so ... More


The road to Brexit: A cultural perspective on British attitudes to Europe

Ina Habermann (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145086
eISBN:
9781526155559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145093
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This timely collection explores British attitudes to continental Europe that explain the Brexit decision. Analysing British discourses of Europe and the impact of British Euroscepticism, the book ... More


Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

Catherine E. De Vries and Sara B. Hobolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691194752
eISBN:
9780691206547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194752.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe, exemplified by the likes of Podemos in Spain, the National Rally in France, the Alternative for Germany, or the Brexit Party in Great Britain. Like ... More


Radical Right Populists and Group Formation in the European Parliament

Duncan McDonnell and Annika Werner

in International Populism: The Radical Right in the European Parliament

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197500859
eISBN:
9780197536179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500859.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first discusses in depth the book’s core concept of “radical right populist”, before examining the history of co-operation (and mostly non-cooperation) between radical right populists in ... More


The European policies of the Labour Party, the PS, and the SPD

Isabelle Hertner

in Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability and democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526120335
eISBN:
9781526136152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120335.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 presents a broad overview of the Labour Party, the Parti Socialiste and the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands’ positions on the European Union. First, based on Manifesto Project data, ... More


Politics in Focus: The Conservatives

Andrew Ryder

in Britain and Europe at a Crossroads: The Politics of Anxiety and Transformation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529200515
eISBN:
9781529200560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200515.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter outlines and critiques various factions within the Conservative Party and the stresses, strains and opportunities that Brexit presented to them. The chapter reflects upon the demise of ... More


Continuing fault lines and new threats: European integration and the rise of UKIP

Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker

in David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991531
eISBN:
9781526120946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the difficulties that European integration has posed for the Conservatives under Cameron in the context of modernisation of the Conservative Party. It explores how two familiar ... More


Embedded neoliberalism

Edward Ashbee

in The Right and the recession

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090820
eISBN:
9781781708873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090820.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the character of the right in both the US and the UK and, in particular, its approaches and attitudes towards the contemporary state and the ways in which it responded to the ... More


When Do Citizens Get It Wrong?

Sara B. Hobolt and James Tilley

in Blaming Europe?: Responsibility Without Accountability in the European Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665686
eISBN:
9780191756115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665686.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 4 focuses on how citizens can ’get it wrong’ when assigning responsibility to the European Union. It shows that people’s views of EU responsibility demonstrate bias, coloured either by their ... More


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