Euro-Crisis and Institutional Trust in Central Eastern Europe: A Comparative Approach

ESPA General Conference, Barcelona, June 2013

Posted: 19 Jun 2013

Date Written: June 2013

Abstract

EU accession constituted an important element for the stabilization and modernization of the new democratic institutions in Central Eastern Europe. Support for EU membership in these countries has been linked to a discontent with the performance of domestic institutions, while Euro-skepticism has been observed to be more pronounced in countries with higher levels of satisfaction with the workings of national democracy. However, in the recent years, the financial and economic crisis has put into question the output legitimacy of EU institutions, while support for the European integration project has been eroding in the whole of the EU. In this context, the goal of the paper is to explore the possible link between citizens’ evaluations of the financial, economic, and political crisis at the EU level; and their attitudes towards the domestic political system in the context of the new member states of the EU. The data used for the analysis is the Euro-barometer series.

Keywords: institutional trust, economic crisis, Central Eastern Europe, European Union

JEL Classification: A00

Suggested Citation

Sojka, Aleksandra, Euro-Crisis and Institutional Trust in Central Eastern Europe: A Comparative Approach (June 2013). ESPA General Conference, Barcelona, June 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2281560 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2281560

Aleksandra Sojka (Contact Author)

University of Granada ( email )

Facultad de Ciencia Política y Sociología
Rector Lopez Argueta s/n
Granada, Granada E-18071
Spain

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