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The Sovereigntist: An Ephemeral Role

  • Olivier RozenbergEmail author
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Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture book series (FPSC)

Abstract

The sovereigntists are specific kinds of ideologist MPs that appeared in 1992, at the time of Maastricht. For over a decade, those representatives have been active in the National Assembly, especially when ratifying European treaties. The path-dependent mood followed by the European construction as the way the EU is promoted within the French public space fed those ideologues’ views that they had a mission to restore the truth. This chapter details how those views transformed into a comprehensive role in the National Assembly. Progressively, the radicalisation of some sovereigntists led most of the colleagues to distinguish for them.

Keywords

French Parliament Euroscepticism Sovereignty Sovereigntists National Assembly 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for European Studies and Comparative PoliticsSciences PoParisFrance

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