TITLE

Euroskeptizismus vor und nach dem EU-Beitritt: Mittelost- und südosteuropäische Parteien im Vergleich

AUTHOR(S)
BEISCHL, MARTIN
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Südost-Europa;2012, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper analyzes the role played by anti-European political parties in the context of South Eastern Europe's EU integration process, with special attention being paid to the structural factors enabling their electoral success. A comparative research approach -- comprising Poland, Bulgaria and Croatia as case studies - shows that it is not justified to speak of an Eastern or South Eastern European type of Euroscepticism among political parties because there are tremendous differences between the various countries concerning the relevance and content of criticisms directed towards the European Union. Nevertheless, the varying degree of electoral success enjoyed by anti-European parties can be explained, to some extent, by the presence of populism in the individual country's political culture, by the opportunity structures provided by the electoral and party system and, most of all, by the way the country's accession process is conducted by its political elites.
ACCESSION #
85402908

 

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