National Constellations of Political Conflict and European Integration


This project investigates the relationship between domestic patterns of political conflict and supranational integration. It is concerned with the effects of nationality on attitudes and patterns of behavior toward European integration, where nationality can be understood as nationalism, national attachment, national identity or as a location and time specific constellation of political conflict. Moreover, we seek to understand how preferences toward European integration are produced domestically, at different levels and for different political actors (individual, elites, parties, media, regions), and how this affects various forms of behavior at the EU level. This is crucial for evaluating the feasibility of European integration at the individual and the collective (national as well as sub-national) level. Various methodological approaches and types of data are used to investigate the preferences of different actors and social units toward the EU, including laboratory experiments, media content analysis, survey data, and comparative case studies.


Principal investigators
Immergut, Ellen Prof. Ph. D. (Details) (Comparative Analysis of Political Systems)

Duration of project
Start date: 06/2010
End date: 12/2012

Publications
Vössing, K (2005): "Nationality and the preferences of the European public toward EU policy making", European Union Politics, 6(4): 447-469. Vössing, K. (2008): "External triggers and personality dispositions. The interaction of persuasion and national identification in shaping attitudes toward European integration." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, August 28 Vössing, K. (2007): National variation in citizen support for the emerging Euro-polity. Comparing the effects of national identity and national contexts." Survey Research Award Colloquium. Ohio State University, August 27

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