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Using Europe: Territorial Party Strategies in a Multi-level System
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Using Europe: Territorial Party Strategies in a Multi-level System

Eve Hepburn


This book explores how regional political parties use Europe to advance their territorial projects in times of rapid state restructuring. It examines the ways in which decentralisation and supranational integration have encouraged regional parties to pursue their strategies across multiple territorial levels. The book constitutes the first attempt to unravel the complexities of how nationalist and statewide parties manoeuvre around the twin issues of European integration and decentralisation, and exploit the shifting linkages within multi-level political systems. In a detailed comparative exam ... More

Keywords: regional parties, Europe, territorial projects, state restructuring, decentralisation, supranational integration, European integration, territorial party competition, regional responses, territorial mobilisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081385
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eve Hepburn, author