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Who's in charge? How voters attribute responsibility in the European Union

Abstract: As an emerging federal system, the European Union (EU) divides decision-making powers between multiple levels of government. Yet little is known about how EU citizens attribute responsibility to the EU. In particular, do people hold the EU, rather than national governments, responsible for different policy outcomes, some of which are primarily decided at the EU level? This article investigates the extent to which institutional differences and individual biases influence citizens' attribution of responsibility in the EU. We rely on unique survey data collected in all 27 EU member states to explore how citizens attribute responsibility across five different policy areas. Using a multilevel model of responsibility judgments, our findings show that while citizens' evaluations correspond to the institutional context, group-serving biases, related to support for the EU, have a more important role in shaping attributions of responsibility in the EU.

Publication status:PublishedPeer Review status:Peer reviewedVersion:Accepted manuscriptNotes:This is theaccepted manuscript of a journal article published by SAGE Publications in Comparative Political Studies on 2013-06-04, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010414013488549

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Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.

Publisher Website: https://www.elsevier.com/

Journal: Comparative Political Studiessee more from them

Publication Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/cps

Volume: 47

Issue: 6

Extent: 795-819

Issue Date: 2013-06-04

pages:795-819Identifiers

Source identifier: 463661

Eissn: 1552-3829

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414013488549

Issn: 0010-4140

Urn: uuid:bcbcadb2-e623-4479-b4d9-277c7aa33733 Item Description

Type: Journal article;

Version: Accepted manuscriptKeywords: voters responsibility attribution accountability multilevel government European Union SBTMR Tiny URL: pubs:463661

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Author: Hobolt, SB - - - Tilley, J - institutionUniversity of Oxford Oxford, SSD, Politics and Int Relations - - - - Bibliographic Detail

Source: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:bcbcadb2-e623-4479-b4d9-277c7aa33733



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