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Journal Articles (Book Review) West European Politics Year : 2007

Identity, Interests and Attitudes to European Integration, Lauren Mc Laren, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2006, 224 p.

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Lauren McLaren’s book confronts three major explanations of attitudes towards European integration: utilitarianism, group conflict theory and symbolic politics, by carrying out an extensive analysis of recent Eurobarometer datasets. Utilitarianism is understood both at the individual level – does the EU benefit the respondent personally? – and at the national level – does the EU benefit the respondent’s home country? The results are shown to be quite rational: people who do benefit from the EU as a direct result of their job and/or qualifications and citizens of countries who receive greater financial support than their net contribution to the EU tend to support integration more than others (...).
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hal-03415913 , version 1 (08-07-2013)
hal-03415913 , version 2 (05-11-2021)

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Sophie Duchesne. Identity, Interests and Attitudes to European Integration, Lauren Mc Laren, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2006, 224 p.. West European Politics, 2007, 30 (3), pp.635-636. ⟨10.1080/01402380701276493⟩. ⟨hal-03415913v2⟩
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