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Giving a voice to Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament is an important part of making the integration process more legitimate

Brack, Nathalie (2013) Giving a voice to Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament is an important part of making the integration process more legitimate. European Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Feb 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While Eurosceptic parties at the national level have received significant attention from political scientists, Euroscepticism within the EU’s own institutions has generally been overlooked. Nathalie Brack uses role theory to assess the experiences of Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament, finding that they can broadly be situated into three distinct categories: absentees, public orators, and pragmatists. She argues that far from being a problem for European integration, the presence of Eurosceptic MEPs actually has the potential to increase the legitimacy of the integration process by giving a voice to public opposition.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog//
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 12:30
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49129

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