Since the 1960s and 1970s, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties (SNRP) in many Western European countries have increasingly challenged the existing power structures of the central state and have demanded a redistribution of power to the sub-state level. While on a statewide level these parties often represent a relatively small proportion of the electorate, as their appeal is restricted to a specific territory, within “their” territorial unit they have in many cases become important political actors (Elias 2009a; Elias and Tronconi 2011a; Hepburn 2009; Mitchell et al. 2012; Elias and Tronconi 2011b).
|Title of host publication||Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy and the Public Sphere|
|Editors||Umut Korkut, Kesi Mahendran, Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Robert Henry Cox|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2015|
- territorial politics, Scottish National Party, Frisian National Party, European integration, stateless nationalist and regional parties, power structures
van der Zwet, A. (2015). European integration and mainstreaming of stateless, nationalist and regionalist Parties: the Scottish National Party and Frisian National Party. In U. Korkut, K. Mahendran, G. Bucken-Knapp, & R. H. Cox (Eds.), Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy and the Public Sphere (pp. 163-177). Palgrave Macmillan US. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137495785_11