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Contesting the European Union? Why the Dutch and the French Rejected the European Constitution

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The process of establishing a constitution for Europe came to an end when voters in France and the Netherlands rejected the proposal. Analyzing both media coverage and survey data, this article seeks to disentangle the reasons why a majority of voters rejected the European Constitution. The authors’ findings suggest that the campaign played an important role in priming certain attitudes and that vote choices, in turn, were driven by specific issue concerns rather than general dissatisfaction ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Politics and Int Relations
Sylvain Brouard More by this author
Journal:
Political Research Quarterly
Volume:
63(2)
Publication date:
2010
URN:
uuid:f51df2ca-bb0d-4138-918d-46a2e2f6bc37
Source identifiers:
445
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daisy:445

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