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EU-medborgarnas stöd för ett mer socialt Europa: En kvantitativ studie om vilka faktorer som förklarar variationen i stödet för EU:s sociala dimension
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine which factors that can explain the variation in EU citizens support for a larger integration of social issues within the EU from a country perspective where 18 EU countries are included in the statistical analysis. The thesis is based on five theoretical assumptions in order to try to explain the variation in the citizen´s support between different EU countries for more decision-making at an EU level for health and social security issues. To study these relations, a multivariate regression analysis is used. The result shows that none of the theoretical assumptions can explain the differences between citizens' support for a more social Europe. The thesis complementary bivariate Pearson R-tests show, on the other hand, that there is a correlation between support for the national government and values for cognitive mobilization (how politically interested citizens are and how often citizens discuss EU issues) and the support for more decision-making at the EU level. However, the result show a opposite direction for the correlations than the theoretical assumptions of the thesis initiates. This emphasizes the relevance of the theoretical framework of this thesis; the concept of response variability, which means that citizens are ambivalent in their support towards different EU issues. Because earlier research for some of the variables are based on theories of european integration from a one dimensional perspective and not from a policy-specific perspective for increased social integration, there is an important difference between these theoretical bases that stand in conflict with each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 43
Keywords [sv]
EU:s sociala dimension; medborgaropinion; europeisk integration; kvantitativ metod; europeiska pelaren för sociala rättigheter; teorin om responsvariabilitet; hälsa och social trygghet; jämförande studie
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153946OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-153946DiVA, id: diva2:1269452
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
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Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-10 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved

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