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A missing link? Maintaining support for the European polity after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Truchlewski, Zbigniew ORCID: 0000-0003-3594-4290, Oana, Ioana Elena and Moise, Alexandru D. (2023) A missing link? Maintaining support for the European polity after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Journal of European Public Policy, 30 (8). pp. 1662-1678. ISSN 1350-1763

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13501763.2023.2218419

Abstract

Recent research argues that external threats like war spur EU polity formation (Kelemen & McNamara, 2022). One key mechanism of this process is public support for policy responses designed by policymakers. However, like the ‘rally-round-the-flag’ effect (Mueller, 1970), public support wanes over time and we decompose this decrease into two elements: salience and polarisation at the domestic level for national and European policies in both soft and hard security (aid and sanctions). We show that while salience can sustain public support for European policy innovations, polarisation about national and (unexpectedly) European policies accelerates its decline. We thus qualify the story of EU polity formation through external security crises.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s).
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2023 10:39
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 06:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119862

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