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References Braghiroli, Stefano (2012): Je t’aime… moi non plus! An empirical assessment of Euro-parliamentarians’ voting behaviour on Turkey and Turkish membership. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 12 (1): 1-24. Carruba, Clifford - Gabbel, Matthew (1999): Roll-Call Votes and Party Discipline in the European Parliament. Unpublished manuscript. Paper prepared for presentation at the 1999 Meeting of European Community Studies Association: http://aei.pitt.edu/2239/1/002645_1.PDF. Carrubba, Clifford - Gabel, Matthew - Murrah, Lacey - Clough, Ryan - Montgomery

References Akbaba, S. (2014), ‘A critical assessment of a Eurosceptic party group on European integration: A case study of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group,’ Baltic Journal of European Studies , vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 97–118. https://doi.org/10.2478/bjes-2014-0006 Brack, N. (2012), ‘Eurosceptics in the European Parliament: exit or voice?’ Journal of European Integration , vol. 34, pp. 151–168. https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2012.641087 Brack, N. (2015), ‘The roles of Eurosceptic Members of the European Parliament and their implications for the

References ANO 2011 (2013): Volby 2013—Resortní program (2013 Elections—departmental program). http://www.anobudelip.cz/cs/o-nas/program/volby-2013/resortni-program (23 September 2015). ANO 2011 (2014): Náš program pro volby do Evropského parlamentu (Our program for the European Parliament elections). http://www.anobudelip.cz/cs/o-nas/program-do-eurovoleb (23 September 2015). Český statistický úřad—Výsledky voleb a referend (Czech Statistical Office—Results of elections and referendums). http://www.volby.cz (23 September 2015). Just, Petr (2015

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Fieldwork is the bridge between academia and practice. Often, this bridge is not crossed due to lack of guidance, time and practical experience. Academics are left on their own to guess what would work best. In facilitating this, this article assesses the methods used in a case study of doctoral fieldwork at the European Parliament within the civil service. Findings include identifying optimum methods to plan, develop and execute doctoral fieldwork.

This research is structured in four parts, which covers a literature review on fieldwork in the social sciences, the case study, the methodologies used, and a problem-solving section giving tips to succeed at fieldwork. Findings include a selection of methodologies which include participant observation and note-taking. These methodologies assist in improving skills such as time management, working under high pressure and delivering quality reports with attention to detail, which are fundamental for a successful academic career.

The experience covered in this article will assist academics in designing their fieldworks at all levels of their careers. The methods described are transferrable to fieldworks across legal, political and policy-making institutions.

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The article explores Euroscepticism and the way it is utilized within the politics of Europe, analyzed upon evidence from a Eurosceptic Euro-party located in the European Parliament, namely the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). The aim of this article is to clarify that the selected party> disproves the argument of EU- criticism being an unfavourable condition, and, more importantly, its contribution to the political contestation in the EU. For such an assessment, a survey of the party> manifesto, party working documents, as well as the discourses of the Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be analyzed, and the concept of Euroscepticism will be once again in the centre of this analysis. This argument is evaluated based on the transnational-level analysis of the aforementioned party, focusing primarily on three specific issues-the democratic deficit, the issue of sovereignty! and anti-immigration rhetoric.

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BALTIC JOURNAL OF LAW & POLITICS VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2 (2013) ISSN 2029-0454 http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bjlp Cit.: Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 6:2 (2013): 149-166 DOI: 10.2478/bjlp-2013-0015 BOOK REVIEWS: THE POLITICS OF ENCOUNTER: URBAN THEORY AND PROTEST UNDER PLANETARY URBANIZATION; ELECTIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AS A CHALLENGE FOR DEMOCRACY; AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE BETWEEN 1989 AND 2012: GEOPOLITICAL, CULTURAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC SHIFTS Arnoldas Stramskas Doctoral Student Vytautas Magnus University