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Trust in the European Parliament: From Affective Heuristics to Rational Cueing

Mariano Torcal, Jordi Muñoz and Eduard Bonet

in Citizens and the European Polity

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199602339
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949908 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602339.003.0007

Series: IntUne

Trust in the European Parliament: From Affective Heuristics to Rational Cueing

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How can citizens declare any trust on the EU Parliament if they do not know much about it? In this chapter we defend that EU citizens mostly use three cues in order to make their mind about this elusive and complex EU institution: EU general support, EU country sociotropic calculations, and the projections coming from national parliaments. However, the relative weight of these factors has changes overtime as a result of the increasing awareness on the public of the consequences of the EU integration process. The implementation of the Euro constitutes a good experimental opportunity to text this hypothesis.

Keywords: political trust; affective support; instrumental support; European Parliament; European support; Euro

Chapter.  9752 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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