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Rally around the EU flag: Irish party positions on the EU in the wake of Brexit

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Show simple item record Costello, Rory 2020-10-27T11:50:05Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 23/03/2022
dc.description.abstract When national interests are threatened by an international political crisis, there is often a ‘rally around the flag’ effect among both the public and the political elite, interpreted as a patriotic response to an external threat. Brexit represented a significant threat both to the Irish economy and to the constitutional settlement on the island of Ireland. In contrast to other international crises that have been studied in relation to the rally effect, a supranational body (the EU) was acting on behalf of the threatened state (Ireland) in the negotiations. This paper examines how Brexit affected Irish party positions on EU affairs in the Republic of Ireland and asks if there was a ‘rally around the EU flag’ at the elite level. Using automated content analysis of parliamentary debates in Ireland between 2014–2019, the results show that there was indeed a significant and sustained pro-EU rally among most Irish parties. The findings also show that the rally effect differs depending on whether the party has a nationalist or internationalist orientation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Contemporary European Studies; 92 (4), pp. 502-518
dc.rights This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Journal of Contemporary European Studies 2020 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject Brexit en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Euroscepticism en_US
dc.subject rally around the flag en_US
dc.title Rally around the EU flag: Irish party positions on the EU in the wake of Brexit en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-10-26T13:06:31Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14782804.2020.1825352 2022-03-23
dc.embargo.terms 2022-03-23 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2969389
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Contemporary European Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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