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Title: Between Euroscepticism and Eurosupport: The Attitudes of Urban and Rural Populations in Poland 2000-2008
Authors: Surwillo, Izabela
Henderson, Karen
Lazaridis, Gabriella
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Citation: Europe-Asia Studies, 2010, 62 (9), pp. 1503-1525
Abstract: Three main factors explain public support for EU membership: utilitarian expectations, the role of values and ideas, and class partisanship. In the Polish case, public opinion polls and issues more specific to Poland, such as the role of the Catholic Church, populist political parties and profound Euroscepticism among farmers, suggest that although these theoretical explanations overlap, each of them has a different explanatory value. The economic approach remains the best predictor of support for EU membership, and whereas values and identity are closely linked to and dependent upon economic expectations, the impact of national politics appears largely decoupled from Polish Euroscepticism.
ISSN: 0966-8136
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2010.515796
Type: Article
Description: Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. The final published version is available at http://www.informaworld.com, Doi: 10.1080/09668136.2010.515796.
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