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By Sara B. Hobolt,James Tilley

ISBN-10: 0199665680

ISBN-13: 9780199665686

A key component to democratic responsibility is that voters comprehend 'who is to blame'. still, little is understood approximately how voters characteristic accountability within the eu Union or how these perceptions of accountability topic. This publication provides the 1st accomplished account of the way voters assign blame to the european, how politicians and the media try and shift blame and at last, the way it concerns for electoral democracy. according to wealthy and particular data
sources, Blaming Europe? sheds gentle on all 3 facets of accountability within the ecu. First, it exhibits that whereas institutional adjustments among international locations form citizen decisions of ecu accountability, these decisions also are hugely made up our minds by way of pre-existing attitudes in the direction of the european. moment, it
demonstrates that neither politicians nor the media assign a lot blame to the ecu. 3rd, it establishes that whether citizens are able to thoroughly assigning accountability, they aren't capable of carry their ecu representatives to account through the poll field in ecu elections as a result of loss of an identifiable 'European govt' to present or punish. hence, whilst electorate carry the ecu chargeable for negative functionality, yet are not able to sanction an ecu incumbent, they
lose belief within the european as a complete as an alternative. In end, it argues that this 'accountability deficit' has major implications for the way forward for the eu Union.

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