Euroscepticism: dimensions, causes and consequences in times of crisis
Funder: Economic Social Research Council (2016-2019)
The European Union (EU) is currently under serious stress. It has come under the greatest challenge since the early stages of integration in the 1950s. The Eurozone crisis has revealed the need for income redistribution across EU member states, placing a severe strain on EU solidarity. Europe has been divided between countries inside and outside the Eurozone and between creditor and debtor countries. This has triggered growing opposition to the European project. Euroscepticism has now become a buzzword. Trends in public opinion have substantively deteriorated in the wake of the crisis and Eurosceptic parties from both the right and the left of the political spectrum have been gathering strength in several countries. However, little is known about the changing nature of Euroscepticism in times of severe economic and political crisis, and whether the tools and frameworks that we have developed to study Euroscepticism prior to the crisis are also applicable in a period when the very premise of European unity is under threat.
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Co-authors: Dan Keith, Liisa Talving
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Additional related funding:
(2015) ‘The impact of Euroscepticism on UK national politics’, ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Initiative Commissioning Fund Application.