EU Opposition: Anti-Globalization or Pro-Liberty?

The LA Times article Judah cites in his previous post frames opposition to the Lisbon Treaty inIreland and elsewhere as largely a matter of a backlash against globalization.I obviously haven’t done any polling, but at first glance this smells to me like the spin of EU constitution proponents, and seems to seriously underestimate the role some of theconstitution’s more undemocratic provisions play in opposition to thedocument. And the process by which Europe’s political elites have tried toget around the inconvenient fact that voters often tend to reject giving away their political prerogatives to the Brussels bureaucracy only reinforcesthe often justified […]

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