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dc.contributor.authorCerniglia, Florianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPagani, Lauraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:18:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:18:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46408-
dc.description.abstractWe study the impact of political knowledge on the attitudes of European citizens towards the possible distribution of responsibilities between European level institutions and national governments in three policy areas: foreign policy, defence and immigration policy. The hypothesis tested is that if citizens are not knowledgeable about how the EU works, they are more likely to be wrong about the consequences of a mismatch in the allocation of competences. In order to identify the causal effect of political knowledge on attitudes we use an instrumental variables approach. The results show that more informed citizens have a considerably higher probability of being in favour of the process of EU integration.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Public Choice 3369en_US
dc.subject.jelH70en_US
dc.subject.jelD80en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinformationen_US
dc.subject.keywordattitudesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropäische Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwMeinungen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitisches Systemen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleDoes political knowledge increase support for Europe? A cross country investigation of the attitudes of European citizensen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn659490250en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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