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The representation gap: why ignoring Euroscepticism has opened the door for extremist parties

Rohrschneider, Robert and Whitefield, Stephen (2016) The representation gap: why ignoring Euroscepticism has opened the door for extremist parties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (25 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

How should mainstream parties react to increasing Euroscepticism among voters? Robert Rohrschneider and Stephen Whitefield argue that the failure of mainstream parties to alter their positions on European integration in light of these shifts in public opinion has left a significant representational gap for extreme anti-integration parties to fill. They notice a difference between western European and eastern European countries, remarking that the latter have better managed to integrate growing scepticism about the EU, although the examples of Hungary and Poland demonstrate that the adoption of Eurosceptic stances is by no means a firewall against extreme politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70684

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