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The Resource Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union, Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley

Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union, Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley

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Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union
Title
Blaming Europe?
Title remainder
responsibility without accountability in the European Union
Statement of responsibility
Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines how citizens attribute responsibility in the European Union, exploring how citizens assign blame to the EU, how politicians and the media attempt to shift blame, and how it matters for electoral democracy as voters are unable to hold their EU representatives to account
  • A key component of democratic accountability is that citizens understand 'who is to blame'. Nonetheless, little is known about how citizens attribute responsibility in the European Union or how these perceptions of responsibility matter. This book presents the first comprehensive account of how citizens assign blame to the EU, how politicians and the media attempt to shift blame and finally, how it matters for electoral democracy. Based on rich and unique data sources Blaming Europe? sheds light on all three aspects of responsibility in the EU. First, it shows that while institutional differences between countries shape citizen judgements of EU responsibility, those judgements are also highly determined by pre-existing attitudes towards the EU. Second, it demonstrates that neither politicians nor the media assign much blame to the EU. Third, it establishes that regardless of whether voters are capable of accurately assigning responsibility, they are not able to hold their EU representatives to account via the ballot box in European elections due to lack of an identifiable 'European government' to reward or punish. As a consequence, when citizens hold the EU responsibile for poor performance, but are unable to sanction an EU incumbent, they lose trust in the EU as a whole instead. In conclusion, it argues that the 'accountability deficit' has significant implications for the future of the European Union
  • Examines how citizens attribute responsibility in the European Union, exploring how citizens assign blame to the EU, how politicians and the media attempt to shift blame, and how it matters for electoral democracy as voters are unable to hold their EU representatives to account
Cataloging source
CDX
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Hobolt, Sara Binzer
Dewey number
320.9
Index
index present
LC call number
JN30
LC item number
H63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tilley, James
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  • Government accountability
  • Public opinion
  • Mass media
  • Federal government
  • European Union countries
Label
Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union, Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Blaming the European Union? -- Blaming Europe? -- Who is responsible? -- II. Citizens and blame -- When do citizens get it right? -- When do citizens get it wrong? -- III. The media, politicians, and blame -- Who do the media blame? -- Who do the media inform? -- Who do politicians blame? -- IV. The consequences of blame -- Does responsibility matter? -- Conclusion: responsibility without accountability
Control code
871193923
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780199665686
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871193923
Label
Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union, Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Blaming the European Union? -- Blaming Europe? -- Who is responsible? -- II. Citizens and blame -- When do citizens get it right? -- When do citizens get it wrong? -- III. The media, politicians, and blame -- Who do the media blame? -- Who do the media inform? -- Who do politicians blame? -- IV. The consequences of blame -- Does responsibility matter? -- Conclusion: responsibility without accountability
Control code
871193923
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780199665686
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871193923

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