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European Elections in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 1994-2014: towards a Sea-Change in Politics?

Les élections européennes au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande à l'épreuve du changement (1994-2014)

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Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

In May 2014, elections for the European Parliament will give British and Irish voters the opportunity to either express their approval for the current direction in which the European Union is heading or alternatively ask for radical change.This conference aims at exploring the significance of such “second order elections” in the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic over the period from 1994 to 2014. It takes as its starting point the emergence of anti-European parties.

Announcement

Argument

In May 2014, elections for the European Parliament will give British and Irish voters the opportunity to either express their approval for the current direction in which the European Union is heading or alternatively ask for radical change. A key issue in these circumstances is the future for European integration in the light of the rise of anti-European parties, currently preparing with confidence for the forthcoming elections.

This conference aims at exploring the significance of such “second order elections” in the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic over the period from 1994 to 2014. It takes as its starting point the emergence of single-issue parties such as UKIP or the Referendum Party, the aim of which was to take the UK out of the European Union. The European issue has not been confined to European elections however, and a major theme of the conference will be to examine the broader political impact of these elections in both the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to) the following:

  • The impact of European elections on party politics
  • Electoral issues and party strategies
  • The political mobilisation of voters
  • The effects of Proportional Representation
  • Voting intentions
  • The political significance of election results.

Keynote speakers will be: Professor Alistair Cole (Cardiff University) and André Gillissen (EU Council General Secretariat).

Proposals not exceeding 300 words, together with a short curriculum vitae, should be sent to: clairecharlot@wanadoo.fr, gillisse@club-internet.fr and stephane.porion@univ-tours.fr

by April 21 2014.

Organisation Committee

  • Claire Charlot
  • Joana Etchart
  • Christophe Gillissen
  • Duncan Thom (Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • and Stéphane Porion (François Rabelais University)

An international conference organised by Paris-Sorbonne University (Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris) in association with François Rabelais University (Tours), 14-15 November 2014. Research centres: HDEA/MAPS (EA 4086) and ICD (EA 6297). Convenors: Claire Charlot, Christophe Gillissen and Stéphane Porion.

Scientific Committee

  • Alistair Cole (Cardiff University)
  • Claire Charlot (Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • Joana Etchart (Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • Christophe Gillissen (Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • Stéphane Porion (François Rabelais University, Tours)
  • and Muriel Cassel-Piccot (Lyon 3 University)

Places

  • Maison de la recherche - 28 rue Serpente
    Paris, France (75005)

Date(s)

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

Keywords

  • élections, Europe, Royaume-Uni, Irlande

Contact(s)

  • claire Charlot
    courriel : clairecharlot [dot] sorbonne [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • claire Charlot
    courriel : clairecharlot [dot] sorbonne [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« European Elections in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 1994-2014: towards a Sea-Change in Politics? », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, https://calenda.org/279140

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