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Losing the peace: Euroscepticism and the foundations of contemporary English nationalism

Wellings, Benedick


Political resistance to European integration in the UK laid important ideological foundations for contemporary English nationalism. The politics surrounding accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) was such that it signalled that accession was a matter of supreme national importance and, via the device of a referendum, it led to the fusing of parliamentary and popular sovereignty. The unfolding of the Thatcherite project in Britain added an individualistic - and eventually an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Nations and Nationalism
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2010.00447.x


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