A Cultural History of British Euroscepticism | Menno Spiering

5 april 2016

The term ‘Eurosceptic’ is a British invention, reflecting the strong sentiments against continued membership of the European institutions.

The sense of Euro-alienation is not just sparked by dictates from Brussels, but mostly stems from a deep-seated idea that across the Channel live ‘Europeans’ whose collective customs are different, and often worse, than those of the British. The Anglo-European cultural divide and the British invention of Europe are traced from their beginnings in the 16th century to the present day, exploring political speeches, academic writings, novels and the media.

A Cultural History of British Euroscepticism

  • Menno Spiering
  • Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 978 11 374 4754 8

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