TEPSA Launches New Book on Euroscepticism

TEPSA continues to provide excellent analysis in a much-needed
study into the recent surge in Eurosceptic politics across the continent.

BRUSSELS, 28/09/2020: On 20 October at 11:00 CET, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is holding an online launch presentation for the new book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”.

The book is edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt, and provides different perspectives on the future of the European project from authors in 40 European countries within and beyond the borders of the European Union. Paul Schmidt has referred to it as “A political travel guide, where authors from 40 European countries take you on a tour through the political diversity of Europe”.

With many Eurosceptic parties now in national government, or winning European elections and thus exerting influence over the national debate, this vital book maps and analyses the nature and impact of Euroscepticism — and new nationalist tendencies — in the different party systems of Europe. As national political parties are the gatekeepers of the process of political representation, they play a pivotal role in mobilising civil society and in setting the political agenda. They shape politics at national level, but also determine the way politics plays out — or does not play out — at European level. Thus, it is from the national capitals that the very future of Europe emerges.

The editors will present the book and will discuss with MEPs, journalist and civil society actors about the nature of Euroscepticism across Europe.

The event will take place via Zoom on 20 October at 11:00. You can find the event’s full agenda and registration links here.

Read the full release here.

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