Nationalisms in the European Arena

Trajectories of Transnational Party Coordination

  • Margarita Gómez-Reino

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Nationalisms and European Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Europeanization and Trajectories of Transnational Party Coordination

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-222

About this book


This book explores how the multiplicity of nationalist parties across the European Union have embraced or refused the process of European integration and made it a platform for transnational coordination in the European arena. The author analyzes how opposing pro-European minority nationalist parties and Eurosceptic populist nationalist parties have diversely politicized European integration over the past three decades and engage in different patterns of Europeanization. Tracing their divergent trajectories of transnational coordination, the book examines the common challenges these opposing nationalist party families face and their systematic fragmentation in the European arena. The book offers a novel approach to understanding the conditions for the emergence of truly European nationalist party families, based on the interaction of ideological, strategic and institutional variables that underpin the Europeanization of heterogeneous nationalisms.

Nationalisms in the European Arena will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including sociology and political science. It contributes to the increasing literature on identity politics in the European Union and reveals the mechanisms behind why the European arena is adverse to the political translation and organization of domestic nationalisms as distinctive European actors.  


transnationalism europeanization European parliament European integration European Union

Authors and affiliations

  • Margarita Gómez-Reino
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Educación a DistMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65950-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65951-0
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