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"Party politics and the European question: The case of Malta"

Cini, Michelle. (2001) "Party politics and the European question: The case of Malta". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    European integration is an issue that in many countries cuts across party political divisions. Malta is an extreme case of a country in which attitudes on Europe map directly onto those of two main parties. Given the small number of floating voters in Malta, the prospects for Maltese accession remain uncertain unless the link between the parties and the issue is broken. But as this paper shows this is unlikely to happen as it remains in the interests of the two parties for internal political reasons to maintain that link. This paper provides an overview of EU-Malta relations from the perspective of Maltese domestic politics. It reviews some of the issues and arguments used by both supporters and opponents of the EU, before focusing on the party political dimension of Malta's European question.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Malta
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political parties
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006
    Page Range: p. 21
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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