Contesting Europe: Strategies and Legacies in Polish Political Competition

  title={Contesting Europe: Strategies and Legacies in Polish Political Competition},
  author={P. Vermeersch},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={503 - 522}
  • P. Vermeersch
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
  • Abstract This essay explores positions on European integration in the campaigns of a number of mainstream Polish political parties in recent elections. It shows how contestations of the European Union have, to some extent, been driven by strategic considerations related to inter-party competition. In Poland's fluid party landscape, political actors have sometimes relied on Euroscepticism to create seemingly clear lines of division between themselves and their political competitors. Yet these… CONTINUE READING
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