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Does the UK lose out in the Council? How opposition to EU proposals acts as a signal to domestic audiences

Hagemann, Sara, Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher (2016) Does the UK lose out in the Council? How opposition to EU proposals acts as a signal to domestic audiences. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (18 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Those campaigning for a leave vote in Britain’s upcoming referendum often state that the UK has never been on the winning side when it has voted against a proposal in the Council of the European Union. Remain campaigners, however, have responded by arguing that agreements are made by consensus in the Council and that the UK has a strong level of influence. Sara Hagemann, Sara B. Hobolt and Christopher Wratil write that in reality votes against a proposal in the Council act largely as signals to a government’s domestic audience, and this explains why UK governments have voted against proposals more than other member states.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70521

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