Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Publikation: "Does EU regional policy increase parties’ support for European integration? "

von Dr. Martin Gross und Prof. Dr. Marc Debus


Der Artikel "Does EU regional policy increase parties’ support for European integration?" wurde im "West European Politics" Journal veröffentlicht.


 How does EU funding to European regions affect sub-national parties’ support
for European integration? This paper aims at analysing whether the EU regional
development policy contributes to setting up support for EU institutions and
European integration and thus strengthens the whole ‘European idea’ among
political parties. To answer this research question, the article analyses election
manifestos of parties acting on the regional level in Germany, the Netherlands,
Spain and the UK for two EU programming periods: 2007─2013 and 2014─2020.
The results show that sub-national parties are more supportive of European
integration if regions receive more EU funding and if the parties represent regions
that are dependent on EU funding.

Der Artikel ist auf der Website des Journals frei verfügbar.