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Palgrave Macmillan

Central and Eastern European Attitudes in the Face of Union

ISBN 9780230279865
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The attitudes of European citizens towards the EU and its institutions before and after their respective countries integration into the Eurozone is an exceptionally important yet entirely understudied topic. Mapping perceptions of Europeans towards the EU from the outside before their accession and from the inside following their integration provides a crucial barometer for Political Scientists to analyse and understand the popularity and levels of satisfaction with the EU amongst the European population at large. In the first book of its kind, Simona Guerra uses data on the popularity of the EU in Central and Eastern before and after accession to explore how and why determinants of support change. In doing so, she also bridges the gap between Eastern and Western analyses on patterns of support for and oppositions towards EU integration. This book is important reading for students and scholars of European integration and the European Union at large.

Dr. Simona Guerra is lecturer in Politics at the University of Leicester, UK and a guest lecturer for the MA in European Studies at the Centre of Research in European Integration, University of Siena, Italy. She is the author several articles and working papers on European and National elections as well as Central and Eastern European politics.

List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Europe and Europeans
2. Patterns of Support for and Opposition to European Integration as a Candidate Country
3. Patterns of Support for and Opposition to European Integration After Accession
4. Voting for or Against Europe
5. Information on the EU: Poland and Central and Eastern Europe
6. Euroscepticism and the Next Enlargements
Conclusion
Appendix

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