Dynamics in European Political Identity | Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung

Angelika Scheuer, Hermann Schmitt
Dynamics in European Political Identity

Pp. 507-526 in: Michael Marsh, Slava Mikhaylov, Hermann Schmitt (Eds.): European Elections after Eastern Enlargement. Preliminary Results from the European Election Study 2004. 2007. Mannheim: CONNEX
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The paper shows that European political identity is a very differentiated entity, both theoretically and empirically. Mental maps of European citizens hardly include the new Eastern members yet. On the other hand, time (duration of membership) is found to contibute to mutual trust and feelings of belonging.