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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


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


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


What Is the Matter with Europe?: The Puzzles of Euroscepticism

Catherine E. De Vries

in Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The recent rise in Euroscepticism gives rise to important empirical puzzles that present difficulties for existing theories of public opinion towards European integration that highlight economic ... 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


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


Crisis over Nationhood: The 1990s Reconsidered

Michael Kenny

in The Politics of English Nationhood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199608614
eISBN:
9780191775208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter questions the conventional focus upon devolution as the primary cause of a renewal of English national identity. Instead it discusses a range of interlocking factors and dynamics which ... More


(Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Wouter van der Brug and Claes H. de Vreese (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

When direct elections for the European Parliament were first organized in 1979, the idea was that such direct elections would increase the democratic legitimacy and accountability of the parliament. ... More


In or Out?: A Benchmark Theory of Support and Scepticism

Catherine E. De Vries

in Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces a benchmark theory of public opinion towards European integration. Rather than relying on generic labels like support or scepticism, the chapter suggests that public opinion ... More


Kicking Up a Fuss?: From Permissive to Responsive Support and Scepticism

Catherine E. De Vries

in Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter demonstrates that public opinion towards the EU is highly responsive to changes in real-world conditions and moves in predictable ways. The analysis in the chapter combines natural ... More


A Divided Public?: Types of Support and Scepticism

Catherine E. De Vries

in Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces a novel typology of support and scepticism that captures public opinion towards European integration in its full complexity. Four ideal types of public opinion are proposed: ... More


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