Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Erika van Elsas and co-authors win the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize

17 January 2017

Routledge and the Editors of the journal 'West European Politics' issued the prize for their article on the nature and origins of Euroscepticism among left-wing and right-wing citizens.

In Western European democracies opposition to the European Union is commonly found at the ideological extremes. Yet, the Euroscepticism of radical left-wing and radical right-wing parties has been shown to have distinct roots and manifestations. In United against a common foe? The nature and origins of Euroscepticism among left-wing and right-wing citizens, AISSR PhD Erika van Elsas and co-authors Armen Hakhverdian and Wouter van der Brug investigate whether these differences are mirrored at the citizen level.

The article was judged by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors as making a significant contribution to the study of comparative European politics.

About the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize

The prizes were first established by Mr Frank Cass and the Editors in 2000 as a lasting tribute to Vincent Wright, both for his scholarship and as editor of West European Politics over many years. Following the death of Gordon Smith, who had co-founded the journal and served as co-editor until his death in late 2009, the decision was taken to rename the prizes.

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