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Do voters want domestic politicians to scrutinize the European Union?

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Do voters want domestic politicians to scrutinize the European Union? / Senninger, Roman; Bischof, Daniel.

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title = "Do voters want domestic politicians to scrutinize the European Union?",
abstract = "In light of important political events that go beyond the nation state (e.g., migration, climate change, and the coronavirus pandemic), domestic politicians are increasingly pressured to scrutinize and speak out on European policy-making. This creates a potential trade-off between allocating effort to domestic and supranational affairs, respectively. We examine how citizens perceive legislator involvement in European Union (EU) politics with a pre-registered conjoint experiment in Germany. Our results show that Members of Parliament (MPs) are not disadvantaged when allocating effort to European affairs as compared to local and national affairs. In addition, voters tend to prefer MPs who engage in EU policy reform over those who do not. As demand for legislator involvement in European politics is on the rise, we provide empirical evidence that MPs can fulfill this demand without being disadvantaged by the electorate.",
keywords = "European politics and integration, causal inference, survey experiment, voting behavior",
author = "Roman Senninger and Daniel Bischof",
year = "2021",
doi = "10.1017/psrm.2021.54",
language = "English",
journal = "Political Science Research and Methods",
issn = "2049-8470",
publisher = "Cambridge: Cambridge University Press",

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T1 - Do voters want domestic politicians to scrutinize the European Union?

AU - Senninger, Roman

AU - Bischof, Daniel

PY - 2021

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N2 - In light of important political events that go beyond the nation state (e.g., migration, climate change, and the coronavirus pandemic), domestic politicians are increasingly pressured to scrutinize and speak out on European policy-making. This creates a potential trade-off between allocating effort to domestic and supranational affairs, respectively. We examine how citizens perceive legislator involvement in European Union (EU) politics with a pre-registered conjoint experiment in Germany. Our results show that Members of Parliament (MPs) are not disadvantaged when allocating effort to European affairs as compared to local and national affairs. In addition, voters tend to prefer MPs who engage in EU policy reform over those who do not. As demand for legislator involvement in European politics is on the rise, we provide empirical evidence that MPs can fulfill this demand without being disadvantaged by the electorate.

AB - In light of important political events that go beyond the nation state (e.g., migration, climate change, and the coronavirus pandemic), domestic politicians are increasingly pressured to scrutinize and speak out on European policy-making. This creates a potential trade-off between allocating effort to domestic and supranational affairs, respectively. We examine how citizens perceive legislator involvement in European Union (EU) politics with a pre-registered conjoint experiment in Germany. Our results show that Members of Parliament (MPs) are not disadvantaged when allocating effort to European affairs as compared to local and national affairs. In addition, voters tend to prefer MPs who engage in EU policy reform over those who do not. As demand for legislator involvement in European politics is on the rise, we provide empirical evidence that MPs can fulfill this demand without being disadvantaged by the electorate.

KW - European politics and integration

KW - causal inference

KW - survey experiment

KW - voting behavior

U2 - 10.1017/psrm.2021.54

DO - 10.1017/psrm.2021.54

M3 - Journal article

JO - Political Science Research and Methods

JF - Political Science Research and Methods

SN - 2049-8470

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