Ethnoregionalist parties are an increasingly influential political phenomenon in many Western European countries. Despite this there has been little systematic study of these important political parties. This volume fills the gap with an exploration of the successes and failures experienced by ethnoregionalist parties in post-war Europe.
Regionalist Parties in Western Europe looks in detail at the fortunes of twelve regionalist parties in: the Basque country, Corsica, French speaking Belgium, Scotland, Wales, Catalonia, Flanders, Italy, and South Tyrol.
1. Introduction: ethnoregionalist parties as ethnic entrepreneurs / Huri Tursan -- 2. Ethnoregionalist parties in Western Europe: theoretical considerations and framework of analysis / Ferdinand Muller-Rommel -- 3. The Volksunie and the dilemma between policy success and electoral survival in Flanders / Lieven De Winter -- 4. Regionalist parties in French-speaking Belgium: the Rassemblement Wallon and the Front Democratique des Francophones / Jo Buelen and Ruth Van Dyck -- 5. Nationalist parties in Catalonia: Convergencia Democratica de Catalunya and Esquerra Republicana / Juan Marcet and Jordi Argelaguet -- 6. Moderate nationalist parties in the Basque Country: Partido Nacionalista Vasco and Eusko Alkartasuna / Beatriz Acha Ugarte and Santiago Perez-Nievas -- 7. The Scottish National Party: development and change / James L. Newell -- 8. Plaid Cymru: dilemmas and ambigulties of Welsh regional nationalism / Thomas Christiansen -- 9. The Lega Nord / Marco Tarchi.
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 6th May 1998