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Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Catherine E. De Vries


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 divided over how to tackle the crisis of legitimacy facing its institutions, and so under assault by Eurosceptic parties. The unprecedented levels of integration in recent decades have led to increased public contestation, yet at the same the EU is more reliant on public support for its continued legitimacy than ever before. This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration proce ... More

Keywords: Euroscepticism, public opinion, European Union, European integration, elections, referendums, reform, political parties, experiments, benchmark theory

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine E. De Vries, author
Professor of Politics, University of Essex

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Part I Public Opinion and European Integration

Part II The Nature of Support and Scepticism

Part III A Typology of Support and Scepticism

Part IV The Consequences of Support and Scepticism

Part V Public Opinion and The Future of European Integration