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Explanations for the growth of euroscepticism in the parliamentary Conservative Party

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This thesis investigates why the Conservative Parliamentary party became more Eurosceptic between 1992-2016. It uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in seeking to answer two main research questions. Firstly, why did MPs adopt Eurosceptic positions? Secondly, why did the party become more Eurosceptic over time? It is argued that the answer to both these questions can be explained by elite driven politics within the Conservative Party. On the first research question, MP...

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St Cross College

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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