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Do Britons and other Europeans disagree on policy issues? The answer might surprise you

Hale, Thomas and Koenig-Archibugi, Mathias (2016) Do Britons and other Europeans disagree on policy issues? The answer might surprise you. LSE Brexit (18 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Eurosceptics in the UK and elsewhere often argue that the EU subverts democracy by forcing countries with different values and economic systems to follow the same rules. The Vote Leave Campaign, for instance, laments that “Politicians have surrendered the UK’s power to veto laws we disagree with, so if the EU decides to introduce a law that will be bad for Britain there is nothing we can do to stop it.” But is it true that Britons and other Europeans want different things? Does European integration cause people in Britain, and possibly other member states, to be systematically outvoted on the policies they care most about, and thus find themselves relegated to a position of “permanent minorities”? Research by Thomas Hale and Mathias Koenig-Archibugi provides some surprising answers to this question.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Government
International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Government
Departments > International Relations
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 17:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73203

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