To Europe or Not to Europe? Migration and Public Support for Joining the European Union in the Western Balkans

@article{Ivlevs2019ToEO,
  title={To Europe or Not to Europe? Migration and Public Support for Joining the European Union in the Western Balkans},
  author={A. Ivlevs and R. King},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={54},
  pages={559 - 584}
}
  • A. Ivlevs, R. King
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • International Migration Review
For decades, countries aspiring to join the European Union (EU) have been linked to it through migration. Yet little is known about how migration affects individual support for joining the EU in prospective member states. We explore the relationship between migration and support for EU accession in the Western Balkans. Using data from the Gallup Balkan Monitor survey, we find that prospective and return migrants, as well as people with relatives abroad, are more likely to vote favorably in a… Expand
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