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

Crescenzi, Riccardo ORCID: 0000-0003-0465-9796, Di Cataldo, Marco and Giua, Mara ORCID: 0000-0001-8923-437X (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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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)
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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: 16 May 2024 09:36

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