“Populism and Attitudes towards the EU in Central Europe”, Marko Lovec (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Marko Lovec (ed.). 2019. Populism and Attitudes towards the EU in Central Europe. Ljubljana: The Publishing House of the Faculty of Social Sciences (Založba FDV).

This monograph on populism and attitudes towards the EU in Central Europe includes rich empirical data collected specifically for Central Europe as well as interdisciplinary discussions on the phenomenon under study. One of the main emphases of the contributors to the book is that the general distrust in the political elites and the disappointment of the centrist party voters are the main causes for the populist and Eurosceptic behaviour in the region. As a countermeasure, they suggest a more integrated Europe with greater consideration of citizens’ interests when formulating policies. The book was edited by Dr. Marko Lovec, a Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, and a member of Centre of International Relations (CIR); and is published by the Publishing House of the Faculty of Social Sciences (Založba FDV). Part of the text is freely available here.