Policy Performance and Support for European Integration

Published in The Legitimacy of the European Union After Enlargement, Jacques Thomassen (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2009

Recommended citation: Slava Jankin Mikhaylov and Michael Marsh (2009). "Policy Performance and Support for European Integration." In The Legitimacy of the European Union After Enlargement, Jacques Thomassen (ed.), Oxford University Press.

Following Easton’s conceptual framework discussed in the introductory chapter, a hierarchical relationship exists between three objects of support: output support, support for institutions, and support for the community. The latter two objects of support are examined in turn in two subsequent chapters on trust in European political institutions and the relationship between citizenship and identity in the European Community. This chapter focuses on the first object of support – support derived from the accrued material benefits of EU membership.

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