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Schraff, Dominik
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2021-01-25T15:05:32Z
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2021-01-06T20:34:50Z
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2021-01-25T15:05:32Z
dc.date.issued
2020
dc.identifier.issn
1350-1763
dc.identifier.issn
1466-4429
dc.identifier.other
10.1080/13501763.2020.1853796
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/460033
dc.description.abstract
The ratification of EU agreements is characterized by the application of different democratic procedures across member states. Building on the demoi-cratic theory of legitimate global governance, I argue that citizens benchmark their national procedure against highly visible direct democratic ratification votes held in other member states. If citizens experience unequal influence on EU decision-making, the perceived legitimacy of the EU regime erodes. I test this argument with a research design that combines a population-based survey experiment and a quasi-experiment. First, a survey experiment in Germany reveals that information about asymmetric ratification standards decrease fairness perceptions and satisfaction with EU democracy. Second, a natural experiment around the 2005 French vote on the EU constitutional treaty shows that the referendum decreased satisfaction with EU democracy in states with pending and indirect ratification. These findings suggest that asymmetric access of citizens to EU decision-making can decrease popular support for EU governance.
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dc.language.iso
en
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dc.publisher
Routledge
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dc.subject
Direct democracy
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dc.subject
European Union
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dc.subject
Experiment
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dc.subject
Legitimacy
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dc.subject
Ratification
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dc.subject
Referendum
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dc.title
Asymmetric ratification standards and popular perceptions of legitimacy
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dc.type
Journal Article
dc.date.published
2020-12-10
ethz.journal.title
Journal of European Public Policy
ethz.journal.abbreviated
J. Eur. Public Policy
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22 p.
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ethz.publication.place
Abingdon
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03714 - Schimmelfennig, Frank / Schimmelfennig, Frank
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03714 - Schimmelfennig, Frank / Schimmelfennig, Frank
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2021-01-06T20:35:13Z
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yes
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