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Title: Identity and Economic Rationality: Explaining Attitudes towards the EU in a Time of Crisis
Authors: Guerra, Simona
Serricchio, Fabio
First Published: Nov-2014
Publisher: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield
Citation: Simona Guerra and Fabio Serricchio (2014) ‘Identity and Economic Rationality: Explaining Attitudes towards the EU in a Time of Crisis’ in B. Stefanova (ed.) The European Union beyond the Crisis: Evolving Governance, Contested Policies, Disenchanted Publics, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 269-294.
Abstract: European citizens’ attitudes increasingly influence and constrain the process of European integration. In the context of the East-European enlargement, fearing low turnout and a possible rejection in the domestic referenda on the EU accession, some countries, such as Hungary, Poland, and Croatia, amended their constitutions. The citizens of Ireland voted twice to accept the Treaty of Nice (in 2001 and 2002) and the Treaty of Lisbon (in 2008 and 2009) and the elections for the European Parliament (EP) saw a record low turnout in 2014 (42.54%) since the members of the EP (MEPs) became directly elected in 1979 (61.99%) (EP data). Hence, public opinion is crucial to the relationship between the EU and the member states [Taken from first page]
ISBN: 978-1-4985-0347-1
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2015, Lexington books. All rights reserved.
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