Minority Nationalism and European Integration

Author(s): Peter Lynch

Language: English

Genre(s): Politics

  • December 1996 · 240pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708313770

About The Book

Minority nationalism and European integration have co-existed for most of the post-war years, but how exactly have these two different phenomena interacted? This work seeks to answer this question by examining the behaviour of minority nationalist parties to European integration, through exploring the cases of Plaid Cymru, the Scottish National party, the Volksunie and a range of Breton political organizations such as the Parti Autonomiste Breton and Parti pour l'Organisation d'une Bretagne Libre. The author also focuses upon the increasing levels of transnational co-operation between minority nationalist parties, itself a response to European integration. He also offers a comparison of party attitudes and behaviours to European union.


Part 1 The Scottish National Party and European integration: independance; intergovernmentalism and a confederal Europe. Part 2 Plaid Cymru and Europe: nationalism, regionalism and the ambiguities of self-government. Part 3 The Breton Movement and Europe: federalism, Europeanism and intellectual linkages. Part 4 The Volksunie and European Union: federalization and europeanization. Part 5 The development of transnational regionalism: co-ordinated reponses to european integration. Part 6 Nationalist and regionalist Parties and European Integration: a comparison of party attitudes and responses.

About the Author(s)

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch is the author of Minority Nationalism and European Integration.

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