Video/ European Public Opinion on EU Foreign and Security Policy


In a new JOINT video, Professor Pierangelo Isernia from the University of Siena examines the potential politicisation trap that political elites may face when pursuing further Europeanisation.

Despite enthusiasm among elites for scaling up EU integration, they might be reluctant to do so, sensing the risk of a widespread consensus quickly turning into a constraining dissensus. While ideological orientation shapes the arguments used, the public remains open to persuasion based on the merits of the issue rather than blindly following partisan positions.


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