Portuguese Attitudes Towards EU Membership: Social and Political Perspectives

@article{CostaLobo2003PortugueseAT,
  title={Portuguese Attitudes Towards EU Membership: Social and Political Perspectives},
  author={Marina Costa Lobo},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={118 - 97}
}
  • Marina Costa Lobo
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Political Science
  • South European Society and Politics
Abstract Drawing on extensive sets of Eurobarometer data, this contribution presents and analyses Portuguese attitudes towards European integration. The data show that the Portuguese electorate continues to use political parties in order to make sense of complex reality, adopting their chosen party's stance on European integration. This leads to another conclusion relating to the relationship between the EU and the public in general: national parties seem to be the missing link for an… 
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