In this paper De Wilde is discussing Euroscepticism. This paper observes that studies on Euroscepticism either focus on the positions of individual parties on issues of European integration or on the character of public discourse in different member states. The present study incorporates the qualities of both strands, using the method of claims-making analysis. This study shows how the budget and its costs featured prominently in Dutch party politics and how the importance of this issue fed and featured Euroscepticism.
Pieter de Wilde