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"Global cleavages? How globalization and Europeanization redefine domestic politics in Europe"

Jabko, Nicolas and Meunier, Sophie. (2003) "Global cleavages? How globalization and Europeanization redefine domestic politics in Europe". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This paper explores how the simultaneous phenomena of globalization and Europeanization have, slowly but surely, affected domestic political cleavages in European countries. Yet mainstream political parties are taking a long time incorporating these new issues in their platforms. Extremist parties have seized on this opportunity in order precisely to distinguish themselves from the mainstream parties. And new forms of collective action have emerged, capitalizing on the popularity of the and globalization movement and stealing the spotlight from traditional parties. Why have globalization and European integration percolated as objects of political debate over the last 20 years? Globalization and European integration have clear economic and cultural implications, but how have they become markets of political allegiance as well? Are they contributing to a redefinition of partisan cleavages in the advanced industrial democracies of Europe? Can we disentangle the economic sources of the new cleavages (e.g., from global economic forces) from institutional sources (e.g., from the EU), and how are the two related? Finally, do these global forces produce the same effects across domestic political contexts of Europe, or do we notice national variations?

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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 > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political parties
    EU policies and themes > External relations > globalisation/globalization
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:42
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6505

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