Responding through transposition: public Euroskepticism and European policy implementation

Williams, Christopher J.

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: European Political Science Review : EPSR
Volume: 10
Issue number: 1
Page range: 51-70
Place of publication: Cambridge
Publishing house: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1755-7739 , 1755-7747
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Do public attitudes concerning the European Union affect the speed with which member states transpose European directives? It is posited in this article that member state governments do respond to public attitudes regarding the EU when transposing European directives. Specifically, it is hypothesized that member state governments slow transposition of directives when aggregate public Euroskepticism is greater. This expectation is tested using extended Cox proportional hazard modeling and data derived from the EU’s legislative archives, the official journals of EU member states, and the Eurobarometer survey series. It is found that member state governments do slow transposition in response to higher aggregate public Euroskepticism. These findings have important implications for the study of European policy implementation, as well as for our understanding of political responsiveness in the EU.

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