The Europhile fringe? Regionalist party support for european integration

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The relationship between European integration and regionalist parties is still a largely unexplored area of research. In this paper, I evaluate whether regionalist parties perceive the European Union (EU) as an ally or an enemy. Using expert surveys, I assess the views of regionalist parties on European integration and I find that regionalist political parties are consistently pro-EU across time, space, and issue area. I find further support for this finding in a case study of the Scottish National Party.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-130
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Union Politics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Euroskepticism
  • Multi-level governance
  • Regionalist parties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Demography
  • Political Science and International Relations


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