Separatism and Sovereignty in the New Europe: Party Politics and the Meanings of Statehood in a Supranational Context

Separatism and Sovereignty in the New Europe: Party Politics and the Meanings of Statehood in a Supranational Context

by Janet Laible

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Separatism and Sovereignty in the New Europe: Party Politics and the Meanings of Statehood in a Supranational Context by Janet Laible

This book investigates why, despite European integration, separatist nationalism continues to thrive in EU member states.Laible demonstrates that the EU sustains the importance of statehood, and therefore separatism, and creates new forms of political capital that nationalists employ in their struggles for self-government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349375721
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/14/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janet Laible is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses on nationalism, Western European politics and the European Union. Her previous publications include European Responses to Globalization: Resistance, Adaptation and Alternatives, co-edited with Henri J. Barkey.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Separatism and Statehood in an Integrating Europe New Contexts and New Meanings for Strategies of Self-Government The Development of Political Nationalism in Scotland and Flanders Nationalists and Europe: Initial Encounters Europeanizing the Nationalist Agenda: The Scottish National Party Europeanizing the Nationalist Agenda: The Vlaams Belang The European Parliament: The Nationalist Presence in a European Institution Lobbying for the 'National Interest' Conclusion: New Nationalisms in a New Europe?

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