The Enlarged EU in a Globalized World: A Comparative Analysis of Elite and Public Opinion Support for a Common European Foreign Policy

  • Aleksandra Sojka
  • Rafael Vázquez-García
Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)


In the context of the debates on the present and future role of the EU in a globalized world, in this chapter we focus on the prospects for a common EU foreign policy as conditioned by the attitudes of elites and public opinion within the enlarged EU. The main objective is to investigate the patterns of support for the European integration project in the area of foreign, defense and security policy. We analyze the data from a cross-national survey among elites and citizens across Europe, and test explanatory models which provide us with valuable information on what factors drive elite and public opinion attitudes on the issue of a common European foreign policy, controlling for the possible difference between new and old EU member states.


Member State Public Opinion Foreign Policy Political Elite European Security 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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