Immigration als Erklärung für die Zustimmung zur weiteren Europäischen Integration. Eine europaweite empirische Analyse

English title: Immigration as an Explanation of Public Support for European Integration: An Empirical Analysis of EU Member States

Author(s): Daniela Braun - Markus Tausendpfund -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013


The deepening of the Single European Market is xpected to induce further migration within the European Union over the next few years. In line with these developments, we study the impact of individual- andontextual-level indicators of immigration on public support for further European integration. The results of our comprehensive multi-level analysis of EU member states illustrate that individual-level anti-immigration attitudes have the strongest effect on public support for European integration. This effect is even more pronounced in countries with strong economies. At the macro level, neither the proportion of foreigners nor the importance of the subject of immigration in a country have a significant impact. However, we find a negative relationship between the number of applications for asylum as well as a pro-immigration integration policy and public support for European integration.

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

From page no: 205

To page no: 226

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1007/S12286-013-0161-X

Journal: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

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