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Persson, T., Mårtensson, M. & Karlsson, C. (2019). Eurosceptic Challenger Parties and Political Opposition in European Union Politics: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?. Scandinavian Political Studies, 42(3-4), 245-269
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Eurosceptic Challenger Parties and Political Opposition in European Union Politics: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 42, nr 3-4, s. 245-269Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite extensive research on Eurosceptic challenger parties, our knowledge of their influence on political opposition has so far been sparse. In this article we make an in-depth assessment of parliamentary EU opposition, based on 4,264 statements made by national parliamentarians in the European Affairs Committees (EACs) of Denmark and Sweden. Our analysis shows that the presence of Eurosceptic challenger parties in the national parliamentary arena impacts patterns and practices of EU opposition significantly. A greater presence of ‘hard’ Eurosceptic parties in parliament is associated with more opposition in EU politics. These parties deliver a vast majority of the polity-oriented opposition towards the EU and present more policy alter- natives than mainstream parties. The findings presented have implications for our understand- ing of national parliamentary EU opposition as well as for the assessment of the impact of Eurosceptic challenger parties on the process of European integration. 

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John Wiley & Sons, 2019
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Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-395958 (URN)10.1111/1467-9477.12152 (DOI)000497237800008 ()
Forskningsfinansiär
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-10-26 Laget: 2019-10-26 Sist oppdatert: 2019-12-11bibliografisk kontrollert
Karlsson, C., Mårtensson, M. & Persson, T. (2019). Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?. In: Anna Wetter Ryde och Göran von Sydow (Ed.), EU i riksdagen: (pp. 37-60). Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier, Sieps 2019:1op
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?
2019 (svensk)Inngår i: EU i riksdagen / [ed] Anna Wetter Ryde och Göran von Sydow, Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier, Sieps 2019:1op , 2019, s. 37-60Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
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Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier, Sieps 2019:1op, 2019
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Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-376530 (URN)978-91-86107-82-6 (ISBN)
Forskningsfinansiär
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-02-06 Laget: 2019-02-06 Sist oppdatert: 2019-05-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (2018). Analysing the Prosperity Gap: The Economic, Legal, and Political Challenges Facing the EU. In: Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson (Ed.), Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: the Social Challenge Ahead. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Analysing the Prosperity Gap: The Economic, Legal, and Political Challenges Facing the EU
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: the Social Challenge Ahead / [ed] Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
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Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339299 (URN)978 1 78643 666 5 (ISBN)978 1 78643 667 2 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-01-17 Laget: 2018-01-17 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-18bibliografisk kontrollert
Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (Eds.). (2018). Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: The Social Challenge Ahead. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: The Social Challenge Ahead
2018 (engelsk)Collection/Antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU addresses the great social challenge currently facing the European Union. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors invaluably pinpoint both overarching problems and possibilities associated with the social dimension of European integration. 

Prominent researchers of economics, law and political science tackle this complex issue, providing new solutions within their respective fields of expertise. The chapters cover crucial policy challenges and analyse fundamental mechanisms that limit, or otherwise affect, the evolution of a European social dimension. These insights clarify the far-reaching measures that will be needed to gradually restore the balance between market integration and social protection across the European Union. 

Illustrating the importance of cohesion, this book is vital for those interested in comparative European studies, from backgrounds in public and social policy, law and economics. 

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Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. s. 288
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339296 (URN)978 1 78643 666 5 (ISBN)978 1 78643 667 2 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-01-17 Laget: 2018-01-17 Sist oppdatert: 2018-02-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Karlsson, C., Mårtensson, M. & Persson, T. (2018). Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?. Stockholm: Sieps
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?
2018 (svensk)Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
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Stockholm: Sieps, 2018. s. 16
Serie
Europapolitisk analys ; 2018:5
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Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339317 (URN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-01-17 Laget: 2018-01-17 Sist oppdatert: 2018-05-18bibliografisk kontrollert
Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (2017). Stolta söndagsförkunnelser räcker inte för att minska välfärdsgapet inom EU. Hufvudstadsbladet (24/11), pp. 26
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Stolta söndagsförkunnelser räcker inte för att minska välfärdsgapet inom EU
2017 (svensk)Inngår i: Hufvudstadsbladet, nr 24/11, s. 26-Artikkel i tidsskrift, News item (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm)) Published
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339312 (URN)
Merknad

Debattartikel i Hufvudstadsbladet, 24 november 2017.

Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-01-17 Laget: 2018-01-17 Sist oppdatert: 2018-04-04bibliografisk kontrollert
Mårtensson, M. (2015). Political Representation in the European Union: A Multi-Channel Approach. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Political Representation in the European Union: A Multi-Channel Approach
2015 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The European Union (EU) is the most far-reaching attempt yet undertaken to institutionalize democratic policy-making beyond the nation-state. To what extent, and in what ways, do various channels of representation contribute towards the realization of this aim? This dissertation takes stock of current research on the EU’s system of representation, and seeks to expand its agenda so that this central question can be properly addressed. In contrast to prior empirical work in the field, the dissertation employs research designs that incorporate several forms of representation into a unified evaluative framework. This multi-channel approach to political representation paves the way for a systematic comparison of how different forms of representation (electoral, territorial and corporate) perform in the EU context. It also makes possible an empirical assessment of a key proposition in current representation theory: that elections, in large and heterogeneous political systems, are outperformed by other forms of representation.

The three articles in the dissertation draw on existing cross-country data, interviews with policy-makers and a new dataset collected by the author. They scrutinize representation in three principal channels: electoral representation in the European Parliament, government representation in the preparatory bodies of the Council of Ministers, and representation through organized interests that seek to influence EU policy. The first article examines the balance of power that has emerged between these three channels of representation in the EU’s legislative process, and how the current balance is likely to affect the Union’s legitimacy. The second article investigates how different channels of representation perform in terms of providing linkage between Brussels-based representatives and their domestic principals. The third article examines the extent to which different channels of representation contribute to the coordination of EU policy-making domestically, at the European level, and across the two levels of government.

Finally, this dissertation makes a methodological contribution by applying social network analysis (SNA) to classic problems of representation within and across different channels of representation. This approach is novel to the field. Researchers should be able to exploit SNA and relational data fruitfully in the future, in the study of representational relationships in the EU and numerous other contexts.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015. s. 70
Serie
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences, ISSN 1652-9030 ; 120
Emneord
political representation, EU, multi-channel approach, European Parliament, Council of Ministers, interest representation, linkage, Services Directive, social-network analysis, coordination
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Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267106 (URN)978-91-554-9412-4 (ISBN)
Disputas
2016-01-14, Auditorium Minus, Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 13:15 (svensk)
Opponent
Veileder
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-12-18 Laget: 2015-11-18 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-10
Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (2015). The EU and Global Imbalances. In: Bakrdjieva Engelbrekt, A., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. och Persson, T. (Ed.), The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances: (pp. 1-15). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The EU and Global Imbalances
2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances / [ed] Bakrdjieva Engelbrekt, A., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. och Persson, T., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, s. 1-15Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
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Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
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Forskningsprogram
Statskunskap; Nationalekonomi; Europarätt
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270682 (URN)9781784716721 (ISBN)9781784716738 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-01-03 Laget: 2016-01-03 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-17
Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (Eds.). (2015). The EU's Role in Fighting Global Imbalances. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The EU's Role in Fighting Global Imbalances
2015 (engelsk)Collection/Antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances looks at the role of the European Union in addressing some of the greatest challenges of our time: poverty, protectionism, climate change, and human trafficking. Contributions from ten leading scholars in the fields of economics, law, and political science provide in-depth analyses of three key dimensions of EU foreign policy, namely: the internal challenges facing the EU, as its 28 member countries struggle to coordinate their actions; the external challenges facing the EU on the global arena, in areas where global imbalances are particularly pervasive, and where measures taken by the Union can have an important impact; and the EU´s performance on the global arena, in the eyes of other key actors. Based on a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the concept of global imbalances, this book argues that these challenges follow from pervasive global imbalances, which at root are economic, political, and legal in character.

Contributions from ten leading scholars in the fields of economics, law, and political science provide in-depth analyses of three key dimensions of EU foreign policy, namely: the internal challenges facing the EU, as its 28 member countries struggle to coordinate their actions; the external challenges facing the EU on the global arena, in areas where global imbalances are particularly pervasive, and where measures taken by the Union can have an important impact; and the EU´s performance on the global arena, in the eyes of other key actors.

This policy-oriented, interdisciplinary volume offers real insight into the European Union and its role in global affairs and will appeal to academics and policy-makers alike.

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Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. s. 320
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Statskunskap
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265256 (URN)978 1 78471 672 1 (ISBN)
Merknad

Publiceras januari 2016

Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-10-26 Laget: 2015-10-26 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-10
Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A. & Mårtensson, M. (2012). EU kan fastna i negativ spiral. Svenska Dagbladet
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>EU kan fastna i negativ spiral
2012 (svensk)Inngår i: Svenska DagbladetArtikkel i tidsskrift, News item (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm)) Published
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281396 (URN)
Merknad

Debattartikel i Svenska Dagbladet, 30 januari 2012.

Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-03-23 Laget: 2016-03-23 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-17
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ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2319-769X