Party-based Euroscepticism in the Nordic region

Ever more 'reluctant Europeans'?

Benjamin Leruth

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Abstract

The Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway) have a well-established ‘love–hate relationship’ with the European Union (EU). Even though they constituted ‘a linguistic, cultural, economic, social, and political-ideological area, of considerable homogeneity’ (Andrén 1967: 8–9), each of them changed its relations and relationships with the EU institutions at a different pace and level, often displaying high levels of public opposition. Miljan (1977) famously nicknamed the Nordic countries ‘reluctant Europeans’, a notion also used by Gstöhl (2002) in her study of Norway, Sweden and Switzerland's relationship with the EU.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages127-138
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315464008
ISBN (Print)9781315464015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017

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Leruth, B. (2017). Party-based Euroscepticism in the Nordic region: Ever more 'reluctant Europeans'? In The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism (pp. 127-138). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315464015.ch11