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The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, Gábor Tóka, and Mariano Torcal


The central concern of this book is to know and describe how far EU ‘legal’ citizens feel that they are actually part of a functioning European political system and how much they think of themselves as EU citizens. The chapters report evidence of the levels of European identity, sense of EU representation and preferences for EU policy scope among European mass publics, which are the main dimensions of EU citizenship. The analysis uses a new comparative dataset on EU attitudes derived from a survey in sixteen EU countries plus Serbia in 2007. This study shows that, despite initial expectations, ... More

Keywords: European Union, European political system, EU citizenship, EU representation, democratic deficit, EU attitudes, policy scope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602346
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sanders, editor
Professor of Government, University of Essex

Paolo Bellucci, editor
Professor of Comparative Political Behaviour and Political Sociology, University of Siena

Gábor Tóka, editor
Professor, Department of Political Science, Central European University

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1 Introduction: Antecedents and Consequences of European Citizenship

Paolo Bellucci, David Sanders, Gabor Toka, and Mariano Torcal

2 Conceptualizing and Measuring European Citizenship and Engagement

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, Gabor Toka, and Mariano Torcal

3 Developing Operational Measures of the Explanatory Variables

Corina Wanger, Markus Steinbrecher, and Hans Rattinger

4 Explaining European Identity

Paolo Bellucci, David Sanders, and Fabio Serricchio

5 Institutional Trust and Responsiveness in the EU

Mariano Torcal, Eduard Bonet, and Marina Costa Lobo

7 Explaining Support for European Integration

Gabor Toka, Andrija Henjak, and Radoslaw Markowski

8 Explaining Turnout in European Parliament Elections

Markus Steinbrecher and Hans Rattinger

9 Towards an Integrated Model of EU Citizenship and Support

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, and Gabor Toka

10 Conclusions

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, Gabor Toka, and Mariano Torcal