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 apartial typology of party euroscepticism. It also indicates some theoretical, methodological, and empirical problemsinevitably linked to the importation of the concept from Western Europe into Central Europe. Analyzing data on electionsupport for Eurosceptic parties in the V4 countries, it examines the effectiveness of mainstream research on thedynamics and territorial aspects of voter support for the Eurosceptic parties, especially in contrast with the limitedheuristic capacity of the concept of “second- order elections” often used in Western political science to analyzeEuropean elections.

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