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Illiberal Trends and Anti-EU Politics in East Central Europe

Editors: Lorenz, Astrid, Anders, Lisa H. (Eds.)

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  • Unpacks the forms of and reasons for de-Europeanisation in Central Europe
  • Contributes to our understanding of the political opinions on the EU in Central Europe
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This open access book provides an in-depth look into the background of rule of law problems and the open defiance of EU law in East Central European countries. Current illiberal trends and anti-EU politics have the potential to undermine mutual trust between member states and fundamentally change the EU. It is therefore crucial to understand their domestic causes, context conditions, specific processes and consequences. This volume contributes to empirically informed theory-building and includes contributions from researchers from various disciplines and multiple perspectives on illiberal trends and anti-EU politics in the region. The qualitative case studies, comparative works and quantitative analyses provide a comprehensive picture of current societal, political and institutional developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Through studying similarities and differences between East Central European and other EU countries, the chapters also explore whether there are regional patterns of democracy- and EU-related problems.

About the authors

Astrid Lorenz is Professor of the Political System of Germany and Politics in Europe in the Institute of Political Science at Leipzig University, Germany.

Lisa H. Anders is a researcher in the Institute for Political Science at Leipzig University, Germany.

Reviews

'This important volume sheds new light on a great puzzle of the European integration project: What explains the successes of illiberal politics and anti-EU rhetoric in societies where public trust in EU institutions remains strong? The studies included focus on the four Visegrád countries that were once considered to be front-runners of Europeanization in East Central Europe and offer a rich spectrum of multidisciplinary perspectives by scholars from across the European continent.’

Zsuzsa Csergő, Professor Political Studies at Queen's University, Canada


‘This timely volume offers an original, comprehensive and nuanced account of current illiberal trends and anti-European and Euroskeptic politics in East Central Europe. It is a most welcome and informative read for anyone interested in rule of law and compliance challenges in the EU, their contextual frames, processes, conditions and consequences.’

- Andreas Maurer, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair for EU Integration Studies at Innsbruck University, Austria

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Examining Illiberal Trends and Anti-EU Politics in East Central Europe from a Domestic Perspective: State of Research and Outline of the Book

    Pages 1-25

    Anders, Lisa H. (et al.)

  • Illiberal and Anti-EU Politics in the Name of the People? Euroscepticism in East Central Europe 2004–2019 in Comparative Perspective

    Pages 29-55

    Vogel, Lars

  • The Varying Challenge of Islamophobia for the EU: On Anti-Muslim Resentments and Its Dividend for Right-Wing Populists and Eurosceptics—Central and Eastern Europe in a Comparative Perspective

    Pages 57-80

    Pickel, Gert (et al.)

  • Is There an East–West Divide over European Solidarity? Comparing European Citizens’ Attitudes Towards Cross-Border Solidarity 2016

    Pages 81-108

    Kley, Florian K. (et al.)

  • Differential Illiberalism: Classifying Illiberal Trends in Central European Party Politics

    Pages 111-136

    Havlík, Vratislav (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Illiberal Trends and Anti-EU Politics in East Central Europe
Editors
  • Astrid Lorenz
  • Lisa H. Anders
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54674-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54674-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54673-1
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 353
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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