Euroscepticism has taken hold across the EU – but it has many different roots

Posted by ap507 at Jul 19, 2017 03:46 PM |
Euroscepticism – defined as outright or defined opposition to the European project – is becoming a mainstream, contested phenomenon, writes Dr Simona Guerra

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Dr Simona Guerra from our School of History, Politics and International Relations has written an article for the London School of Economics blog.

In the article she writes: "In our new book, Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media, we examine how Euroscepticism is shaped and the issues it adopts, and ask whether it is ‘traditional media’ and ‘new media’ that are facilitating or obstructing both European democracy and the development of the European demos.

"Yet Euroscepticism sometimes amounts to less a wholesale rejection of the EU than a form of Euroalternativism. The policy, not the polity, is at stake. And negative media bias at least partly explains opposition to the EU."

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