Separatism and Sovereignty in the New Europe

Party Politics and the Meanings of Statehood in a Supranational Context

  • Authors
  • Janet Laible

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Separatism and Statehood in an Integrating Europe

  3. Reimagining Separatism: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

  4. Implicating Europe in Separatist Politics

  5. Separatism at the Heart of the European Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Janet Laible
      Pages 185-203
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-272

About this book


This book investigates why, despite European integration, separatist nationalism continues to thrive in EU member states. Laible demonstrates that the EU sustains the importance of statehood, and therefore separatism, and creates new forms of political capital that nationalists employ in their struggles for self-government.


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