Title: Contesting Europe: Strategies and Legacies in Polish Political Competition
Authors: Vermeersch, Peter # ×
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Co.
Series Title: Europe-Asia Studies vol:62 issue:3 pages:503-522
Abstract: This article explores positions on European integration in the campaigns of a number of mainstream Polish political parties in recent elections. It shows how contestations of the European Union have to some extent been driven by strategic considerations related to inter-party competition. In Poland’s fluid party landscape, political actors have sometimes relied on Euroskeptism to create seemingly clear lines of division between themselves and their political competitors. Yet these Euroskeptic views interact with, and are therefore also constrained by, certain legacies: ideas on the relationship between Europe and Poland that are already part of the cultural context.
ISSN: 0966-8136
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven International and European Studies (LINES)
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