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Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance
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Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance

Oskar Niedermayer and Richard Sinnott


The way in which the citizens of Western Europe are governed is no longer decided on a purely national level. This book is the second in the ‘Beliefs in government’ series, and systematically explores the attitudes of European publics to this internationalization of governance, and examines trends and sources of support for European integration. Are positive attitudes due to hand‐outs from Brussels, or the economic benefits of the single market? What are the roles of class, education, and leadership? Does a European identity and a basic level of intra‐European trust exist? How do problems of s ... More

Keywords: democratic deficit, EFTA, enlargement, EU, NATO, subsidiarity, trust, Western Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294764
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019829476X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oskar Niedermayer, editor
Free University of Berlin
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Richard Sinnott, editor
University College, Dublin
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