Roman Chytilek - Petr Kaniok: Territoriality and Eurosceptic Parties in V4 Countries

Abstract

This text analyzes the ways in which Euroscepticism is reflected in party politics, and presents a partial typology of party euroscepticism. It also indicates some theoretical, methodological, and empirical problems inevitably linked to the importation of the concept from Western Europe into Central Europe. Analyzing data on election support for Eurosceptic parties in the V4 countries, it examines the effectiveness of mainstream research on the dynamics and territorial aspects of voter support for the Eurosceptic parties, especially in contrast with the limited heuristic capacity of the concept of “second- order elections” often used in Western political science to analyze European elections.

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