publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Party cues and citizens’ attitudes toward the European Union

Pannico, Roberto;
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  • Published: 29 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Abstract
The aim of this research is to analyse the influence that political parties have on citizens’ attitudes toward the European Union. The focus is on a cueing process: citizens perceive the European Union as a distant and complex political system and lack the relevant information for constructing autonomous opinions about the integration process; for this reason, voters use party positions as shortcuts to develop preferences about EU issues. This process makes party positions on EU issues the cause rather than the consequence of voters’ preferences. The thesis improves the current understanding of this cueing process and focuses on three main points: (1) which vote...
Subjects
free text keywords: "Cues" dels partits, "Cues" de los partidos, Party cues, Heurístic, Heuristics, Unió Europea, Unión Europea, European Union, Ciències Socials, 32
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