Issuing reasoned opinions: The effect of public attitudes towards the European Union on the usage of the 'Early Warning System'


Williams, Christopher J.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116516633301
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/146511...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: European Union Politics : EUP
Volume: 17
Issue number: 3
Page range: 504-521
Place of publication: London
Publishing house: Sage Publications
ISSN: 1465-1165 ; 1741-2757
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: This study examines those factors that influence the issuance of reasoned opinions within the European Union’s ‘Early Warning System’. It is posited that greater aggregate public Euroskepticism results in the issuance of more reasoned opinions. This expectation is tested using data derived from the European Parliament, the Commission’s platform for European Union Interparliamentary Exchange, and longitudinal data from the Eurobarometer survey series. It is found that greater aggregate public Euroskepticism is associated with the issuance of more reasoned opinions. This study has important implications for our understandings of policy processes, political responsiveness, and democratic governance in the European Union and its member states.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.




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