Does EU regional policy increase parties' support for European integration?

Gross, Martin ; Debus, Marc

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: Western European Politics
Volume: 41
Issue number: 3
Page range: 594-614
Place of publication: Abingdon
Publishing house: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0140-2382 , 1743-9655
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Vergleichende Regierungslehre (Debus 2012-)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: How does EU funding to European regions affect sub-national parties’ support for European integration? This paper aims at analysing whether the EU regional development programme contributes to setting up support for EU institutions and European integration and thus strengthens the whole ‘European idea’ among political parties. To answer this research question, we analyse election manifestos of parties acting on the regional level in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK for two EU programming periods: 2007─13 and 2014─20. The results show that sub-national parties are more supportive on European integration if regions receive more EU funding and if the parties represent regions that are dependent on EU funding.

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