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Europe's legitimacy crisis isn't just about identity, it's about institutions

Wood, Matt (2017) Europe's legitimacy crisis isn't just about identity, it's about institutions. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (03 Jul 2017). Website.

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Abstract

The UK’s decision to vote for Brexit has been viewed by many observers as proof that the European Union suffers from a deep crisis of legitimacy. As Matt Wood highlights, this crisis is often conceived of in identity terms, with a large number of EU citizens no longer feeling ‘European’ or identifying with the goals of European integration. However, he argues that while public identification with Europe is important, the roots of the EU’s legitimacy crisis lie within the EU institutions and their perceived distance from citizens.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 10:18
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83906

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