Contesting integration: the Radical Left and Euroscepticism

Holmes, Michael (2016) Contesting integration: the Radical Left and Euroscepticism. In: Euroscepticism as a transnational and pan-European phenomenon. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 63-79. ISBN 978-1-138-91765-1

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Despite a rhetoric of pro-Europeanism, Radical Left parties in Europe are frequently characterised by Euroscepticism. This creates particular problems for transnational parties. This chapter examines the Party of the European Left (PEL) and the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament, with a particular focus on how they have responded to the euro-zone crisis. It argues that despite a rhetorical commitment to European cooperation, in fact these parties have consistently failed to deliver any substantive common programmes

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Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Michael Holmes
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 08:59
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