Does European Identification Increase Support for Further Economic Integration?

  title={Does European Identification Increase Support for Further Economic Integration?},
  author={Kristine Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of European Integration},
  pages={601 - 618}
Abstract Explanations of support for European Union policies are often conceived in terms of utilitarian cost-benefits analysis, yet recent scholarship has demonstrated that ‘soft’ variables, such as identity, are sometimes more useful for explaining preferences about European integration. This article tests a hypothesised link between European identity and support for integrative economic policies to respond to economic crisis in the Eurozone. Data to test the hypothesis are from a novel… 

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