Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States
Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe
Edited by Nicolò Conti
To Be Published January 31st 2014 by Routledge – 240 pages
In a moment where the EU is facing an important number of challenges, there is growing interest in understanding how parties influence the way Europe evolves as a political issue, notably how parties structure domestic competition over European issues and they mobilise sentiments in referenda over European integration .
This book examines the views of national parties towards the European Union and the different facets of a supranational citizenship. It provides an in-depth investigation into the variations to the cross-national patterns in eleven countries, including old and new member states and different EU regions. Using original and innovative concepts, data and research techniques the authors:
Making an importantcontribution to party attitudes towards the EU and the Europeanisation of party politics, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, sociology, comparative politics, government and party politics
1. Introduction Nicolò Conti 2. France Nicolas Hubé 3. Germany Claudius Wagemann 4. Italy Nicolò Conti and Vincenzo Memoli 5. United Kingdom Giacomo Benedetto 6. Spain Miguel Jerez-Mir and Rafael Vázquez-García 7. Portugal Edalina Rodrigues Sanches and José Santana Pereira 8. Greece tbc 9. Poland Wojciech Gagatek 10. Czech Republic Vít Hloušek and Petr Kaniok 11. Hungary Réka Várnagy 12. Lithuania Vaidas Morkevičius
Nicolò Conti is Assistant Professor at the Unitelma Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy. He was a post-Doc Fellow at CIRCaP (2005-2009) where he was (2005-2006) the Project Manager of INTUNE, an Integrated Project financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme. He participates in the research activities of the Centre, in particular in the fields of party politics, Europeanisation and Euroscepticism. His teaching portfolio includes Comparative politics, EU politics, Western political systems, Italian politics and Party politics.