Latvia: Euroscepticism—Between Reason and Treason

Karlis Bukovskis (Coresponding Author), Andris Spruds

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The scenery of Latvia’s political parties does not differ much from the country’s landscape in Autumn. Filled with political positions of various colours, kinds and shades, Latvian political parties struggle for a presence in the national parliament. Modern Latvia has not seen the classical left-right divisions that are characteristic of its Western-European counterparts and instead, has political cleavages that revolved around ethnic and geopolitical positions. Meanwhile, political parties have been efficiently using catch-all and populist methods to attract voters. The death of old political parties and the birth of new ones shortly before elections has become an unwritten tradition, fuelled by individual politicians migrating to new parties along with their alliances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroscepticism and the Future of Europe
Subtitle of host publicationViews from the Capitals
EditorsMichael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak, Paul Schmidt
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-41272-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41271-5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2020
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 5.6 Political science

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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