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Voter preferences for EU asylum policies: the role of government cues

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dc.contributor.author Kriesi, Hanspeter
dc.contributor.author Vrânceanu, Alina
dc.date.accessioned 2024-05-07T06:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2024-05-07T06:54:31Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Kriesi H, Vrânceanu A. Voter preferences for EU asylum policies: the role of government cues. Gov & oppos. 2023 Nov 20. DOI: 10.1017/gov.2023.41
dc.identifier.issn 0017-257X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/60048
dc.description Data de publicació electrònica: 20-11-2023
dc.description.abstract We study whether and how governments influence public opinion about immigration policies in Europe. At the European level, conflicts about policy are generally territorial in nature – that is, they involve conflicts between member states, which are represented by their governments. Distinguishing between four types of situations, depending on whether the national governments support or oppose EU policy proposals, we formulate and test hypotheses concerning the positions of incumbent and opposition voters/non-voters on four different asylum-policy proposals in 16 European countries. We test both direct effects of incumbent cues on voters' preferences, and moderating effects, where the cueing affects the way in which individual attitudes to immigration and European integration translate into specific preferences for EU asylum and immigration policies. Our results suggest that voters, indeed, follow the cues provided by their governments when forming their preferences on EU policies.
dc.description.sponsorship This research has been supported by the ERC-Synergy grant, Number 810356 SOLID. Alina Vrânceanu acknowledges support for her research through a Maria Zambrano grant, funded by the European Union-NextGenerationEU, Ministry of Universities and Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, through a call from Pompeu Fabra University.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Government and Opposition. 2023 Nov 2
dc.rights Copyright © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Government and Opposition LtdThis is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution and reproduction, provided the original article is properly cited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Voter preferences for EU asylum policies: the role of government cues
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gov.2023.41
dc.subject.keyword Asylum policy
dc.subject.keyword Public opinion
dc.subject.keyword EU policies
dc.subject.keyword Government cues
dc.subject.keyword Polarization
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/810356
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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