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Lega Nord’s Euroscepticism represents political opportunism rather than a deeply-held ideological stance similar to UKIP

McDonnell, Duncan (2014) Lega Nord’s Euroscepticism represents political opportunism rather than a deeply-held ideological stance similar to UKIP. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Alongside parties such as UKIP in the UK and the Front National in France, Italy’s Lega Nord have also taken a notably Eurosceptic stance prior to this month’s European Parliament elections. Duncan McDonnell writes that while the party has joined the Eurosceptic alliance led by the Front National and Geert Wilder’s Party for Freedom, Lega Nord’s policies on Europe do not form a particularly strong part of its appeal to the electorate. He notes that the party was not only strongly pro-Europe in the past, but that both party representatives and members have tended to view Europe as a minor concern in comparison to issues such as Italian federalism and immigration.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 01:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71982

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