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The UK Challenge to Europeanization

The Persistence of British Euroscepticism

  • Karine Tournier-Sol
  • Chris Gifford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: The Structure of British Euroscepticism

    1. Chris Gifford, Karine Tournier-Sol
      Pages 1-14
  3. Nation and National Identity

  4. Party Politics and Euroscepticism

  5. Eurosceptic Civil Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. John FitzGibbon
      Pages 172-188
  6. Eurosceptic Interests?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-259

About this book


This timely contribution pulls no punches and views the UK as institutionally Eurosceptic across politics and society, from the press to defence. It represents a rich and original contribution to the emerging field of Eurosceptic studies, and a key contribution to this important issue.


Euroscepticism Europeanisation European integration UK Britain Brexit referendum desegregation Euro area European Integration European Union European Union (EU) geopolitics Institution national identity parliament politics Referendum

Editors and affiliations

  • Karine Tournier-Sol
    • 1
  • Chris Gifford
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ToulonFrance
  2. 2.Department of Behavioural and Social SciencesUniversity of HuddersfieldUK

About the editors

Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor of British Studies, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Cornelius Crowley, Professor of British Studies, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France Oliver Daddow, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Chichester, UK John FitzGibbon, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Dr Chris Gifford, Head of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK Catherine MacMillan, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey Dr. Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics, University of Huddersfield, UK Pauline Schnapper, Professor of British Studies, University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France Nicholas Sowels, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Dr Menno Spiering, literary historian and a co-founder of the programme of European Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Karine Tournier-Sol, Senior Lecturer in British politics, University of Toulon, France Hajnalka Vincze, independent security and defence policy analyst Ben Wellings, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Monash University, and Deputy-director of the Monash European and EU Centre, Australia

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“The book titled ‘The UK Challenge to Europeanization: The Persistence of British Euroscepticism’ deals with the unrest of the UK about her EU membership. … It is a very valuable source of information especially for those who want to have a detailed knowledge about the Euroscepticism in the UK.” (Seven Erdogan, Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 6 (2), 2016)