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Francesca Vassallo

The 2012 French presidential election witnessed an increase in discussion about the European Union and its policies. To an equal degree the two top contenders, Nicolas Sarkozy and Fran?ois Hollande, criticized European policies and made promises to rectify EU mistakes, if elected. European institutions and decisions became scapegoats for domestic failures and tough economic choices, reflecting a long-term surge in Euroscepticism among French voters, especially in comparison to EU averages. Both candidates sought advantage by engaging in “EU-Negative“ campaigns to be able to mobilize as many potential voters as possible. Surprisingly, a half-year of EU criticisms has not led, at least in the short term, to a further increase in anti-EU positions in the public opinion.

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Britain, Brexit and Euroscepticism

Anthropological Perspectives on Angry Politics, Technopopulism and the UK Referendum

Cris Shore

political authority and control’, not to mention growing Euroscepticism and opposition to Europeanisation. Before I turn to explore those fault lines and tensions, it is customary in anthropology to set out one's own positionality, particularly on such

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Polya Ilieva and Thomas M. Wilson

This article examines forms of ideological and political responses to European integration and Europeanisation that are either negative in form and function or that are projected as such for local and national purposes. The concept of 'Euroscepticism' is shown here as a useful linguistic and sociological starting point for examining the transformative power of the EU in the politics of all levels of European societies. The ways in which people express their support, opposition or ennui in regard to the role of 'Europe' in their lives delineates here the instrumentalism in the way they approach advancing European integration. The processes of resisting, negotiating and adapting (and adapting to) European integration are offered here as topics of anthropological significance in their own right. A case study from one former socialist country, Bulgaria, illustrates what may be suggested as a commonplace sentiment throughout the EU - a feeling of marginality due to the disconnection and disaffection that remain at the heart of Euroscepticism in all of its forms. Bulgaria offers a frame through which to reflect on the reformulations in local, regional and national political society as they relate to supranational and transnational forces throughout Europe, and to illustrate how an anthropological attention to the issues of post-socialism in Central and Eastern Europe may bene fit from an examination of the new forces of European integration.

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

-running campaign by right-wing Eurosceptic groups for the UK to exit the European Union (EU). Wider societal divisions are revealed by the Brexit (British Exit) vote ( Goodwin and Heath 2016 ), and it is proposed that the social quality approach can be useful to

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Matthew Schoene

, as evidenced by the rise of Euroscepticism. Euroscepticism refers to distrust of the European Union's (EU) institutions and to concerns about deeper European integration ( Usherwood and Startin 2013 ). In the EU, supranational institutions and

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Maesen and Walker 2012: 90 ). References Corbett , S. 2016 . “ The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe: Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division .” International Journal of Social Quality 6 ( 1 ): 11 – 32 10

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Sovereignty versus Influence

European Unity and the Conceptualization of Sovereignty in British Parliamentary Debates, 1945–2016

Teemu Häkkinen and Miina Kaarkoski

idea of parliamentary sovereignty had influenced Euroscepticism since the 1970s. 48 In the wider public debate, both the analytical question who or which institution possessed sovereignty surfaced alongside the more general notion of the nation

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Autobiography in Anthropology

A Thirty Year Retrospective

Patrick Laviolette and Aleksandar Bošković

the ethnology of societies] ( Paris : Presses du CNRS ). Shore , Cris ( 2021 ), ‘ Britain, Brexit and Euroscepticism: Anthropological Perspectives on Angry Politics, Technopopulism and the UK Referendum ’, Anthropological Journal of European

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It Was Not Meant to Be This Way

An Unfortunate Case of Anglo-Saxon Parochialism?

Tom Frost

existed, from the mid-1980s onwards, a current of ‘Euroscepticism’ in British politics which was a product of British exceptionalism. Both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party manifested, co-opted and encouraged this Euroscepticism, blaming ‘Europe

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Dane Kennedy

bounds of respectability from the 1930s onward, the idea itself endured and eventually attracted the attention of the Tory Eurosceptics who coalesced as a distinct group in the 1990s and now rule Westminster. They embraced Dilke's vision of an association