When European integration becomes costly: The euro crisis and public support for European economic governance
Journal of European Public Policy
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
© 2014 Taylor & Francis.
This article analyses preferences for European economic governance in the European sovereign debt crisis. We assess citizens' opinions on increased intergovernmental co-operation and supranational governance in the economic sphere. We argue that current efforts to tackle the euro crisis do not benefit the typical 'winners of European integration'. Moreover, European economic governance constitutes an even greater perceived threat to national identity, especially in the member states that fare well economically. Hypotheses are tested using multilevel analysis of Eurobarometer survey wave EB 75.3 (2011).
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from the publisher via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 21, pp. 624 - 641