Euroscepticism in France and changing state‐society relations

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Abstract

This article seeks to explain the marked downturn in French public support for the European Union in the early 1990s. Although public support has increased since 1997, voting for Eurosceptic parties has remained important although such parties continue to be marginalized in national elections. The article discusses party‐based Euroscepticism in the context of the domestic party system and political institutions. It further analyses French policy on European integration and notes difficulties associated with domestic adjustment to macroeconomic decisions at European level, with reference to debates about ‘French exceptionalism*. It concludes that political leadership can shape public reactions to adjustment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-58
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of European Integration
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • European Union
  • Euroscepticism
  • France
  • French politics
  • political parties
  • public opinion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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Euroscepticism in France and changing state‐society relations. / Milner, Susan.

In: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 35-58.

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