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Citizens and the European Polity: Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities

David Sanders, Pedro Magalhaes, and Gabor Toka

Abstract

This book provides a broad overview of the main trends in mass attitudes towards domestic politics and European integration from the 1970s until today. Particularly in the last two decades, the ‘end of the permissive consensus’ around European integration has forced analysts to place public opinion at the centre of their concerns. The book faces this challenge head on, and the overview it provides goes well beyond the most commonly used indicators. On the one hand, it shows how integration's deepening and enlargement involved polities and societies whose fundamental traits in terms of politica ... More

Keywords: European Union, European citizenship, democratic deficit, European integration, European identity, European representation, European scope of government public opinion, political attitudes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602339
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602339.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sanders, editor
Professor of Government, University of Essex

Pedro Magalhaes, editor
Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon

Gabor Toka, editor
Professor, Department of Political Science, Central European University

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