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Inequality, state ownership and the European Union: How economic context and economic ideology shape support for the European Union

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This article investigates the extent to which economic ideology affects people's support for European Union integration and how this is conditioned by economic context. We argue that people on the economic left who live in a country with conditions of high income inequality and little state ownership will support European integration, because more integration would move public policy in a left-wing direction. By contrast, people on the left who live in a country with conditions of low income ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1465116514546956

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Politics and Int Relations
Publisher:
Sage Publications Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
European Union Politics Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
139–154
Publication date:
2014-08-24
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EISSN:
1741-2757
ISSN:
1465-1165
URN:
uuid:92db48f1-c5fc-4932-9478-54012d915055
Source identifiers:
509259
Local pid:
pubs:509259

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