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Party Responses to the EU in the Western Balkans, Transformation, Opposition or Defiance?, by Marko Stojić

Label
Party Responses to the EU in the Western Balkans, Transformation, Opposition or Defiance?, by Marko Stojić
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Party Responses to the EU in the Western Balkans
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
1003200383
Responsibility statement
by Marko Stojić
Series statement
Springer eBooksGlobal Political Transitions
Sub title
Transformation, Opposition or Defiance?
Summary
This book examines how European issues have played out in Serbian and Croatian party politics since 2000, in the context of significant challenges brought by European integration of the Western Balkans. It provides a comprehensive analysis of how political parties in these countries have determined and shifted their positions on the EU, by exploring the effect and interaction of party ideology and strategy, position within the party system, relations with the general public and voters as well as transnational party linkages. The author argues that the particular nature of European issues, closely related to crucial identity and statehood dilemmas in these post-conflict societies, largely determined party stances on the EU, feeding significant Eurosceptic sentiments. At the same time, a number of core parties underwent a rapid pro-EU conversion, pragmatically responding to internal and external incentives in the context of dynamic electoral competition and strong EU presence, and aimed at maximising their chances of securing executive office. The book will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in the fields of comparative politics, Western Balkan politics, and EU studies. .--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1, Introduction: Political parties and Europe.- Chapter 2. Serbia, Croatia and the EU: A difficult role for latecomers.- Chapter 3. Ideology, identity and party responses to Europe.- Chapter 4 -- The logic of party competition and party responses to Europe.- Chapter 5 -- Party position in the party system and their responses to Europe.- Chapter 6. Public, voters and party responses to Europe.- Chapter 7. Transnational party politics and responses to Europe: From ‘comfortable isolation’ to Europeanization.- Chapter 8 -- Conclusions: Transformation, opposition or defiance in the Western Balkans?
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