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The Relevance of a Common European Identity Among the Citizens of Europe

  • Stephanie Bergbauer
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Abstract

The introductory chapter explains the relevance of a common European identity among Europeans for the democratic legitimacy of the EU. It introduces the concept of individual identification with Europe as the core research concept of the book and gives an overview of the research strategy guiding the analysis. It introduces the research questions at the core of the book, outlines the theoretical model for explaining individual identification with Europe and presents the research design, data, and methods of the empirical analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie Bergbauer
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  1. 1.European Central BankFrankfurt am MainGermany

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