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Eurosceptic votes are less likely when EU interventions visibly boost local job markets

Crescenzi, Riccardo, Di Cataldo, Marco and Giua, Mara (2019) Eurosceptic votes are less likely when EU interventions visibly boost local job markets. LSE Business Review (16 Nov 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Anti-systemic political movements have emerged in recent years in a large number of countries across the globe. These parties generally fuel their public support with anti-elite and anti-establishment rhetoric, which in Europe often translates into a strong critique to the European Union and its institutions. The EU is regarded by the supporters of anti-system movements as distant from the real, day-to-day, economic challenges and as a binding constraint to the capacity of national governments to deliver a more equitable distribution of prosperity. The inability of mainstream politics – of which the EU is seen as a natural expression – to deliver timely and credible answers to the economic needs of large strata of the electorate has been linked to electoral behaviour by a growing body of research (e.g. Rodrik, 2018; Guiso et al., 2018). However, it remains unclear how the EU can practically make a difference to the economic prospects of millions of EU citizens and, through its visible impact, influence their electoral preferences.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104365

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