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Marrying European and domestic politics? Investigating the European dimension of the 2013 Croatian Marriage Referendum using a value-based Euroscepticism framework

Slootmaeckers, Koen and Sircar, Indraneel ORCID: 0000-0002-7415-2862 (2018) Marrying European and domestic politics? Investigating the European dimension of the 2013 Croatian Marriage Referendum using a value-based Euroscepticism framework. Europe-Asia Studies, 70 (3). pp. 321-344. ISSN 0966-8136

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09668136.2018.1457136

Abstract

On 1 December 2013, Croatia voted in a referendum on the constitutional definition of marriage. Whilst recent scholarship highlighted the symbolism nature of the referendum in domestic politics, its European dimension has not been reflected on. Using Leconte’s notion of value-based Euroscepticism this article explores the role of European politics in the marriage referendum, using electoral data at the municipal level. As the analysis demonstrates that the referendum, at least partly, was a proactive attempt to halt the Europeanisation of same-sex marriage, the article also sheds light on local resistance to EU’s homonationalist politics.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ceas20/current
Additional Information: © 2017 University of Glasgow
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 16:12
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69772

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