Reformation of Attitudes Towards the European Integration

  • Abstract:

    This study reviews the growing far right movements as the basis of Euroscepticism and reforming attitudes towards the European integration process by focusing on the Netherlands during the period of 2004-2009. It is argued that Euroscepticism indicates ‘a model of spiral type cause-and-effect chain’ both at the national and supranational levels. In light of the findings of the study the following hypotheses are verified: “H1- Since 2004, there has been a more salient Euroscepticism general in Europe through the Eurosceptic tendencies of some leading EU member countries such as the Netherlands.” “H2- Despite the visible influence of public-based one, party-based Euroscepticism has been the prominent driving force in the Netherlands.” This research aims to shed light on future analyses on the increasing far right and strengthening Euroscepticism in the other European countries by evaluating the reasons and most probable end results of this processes.