James Tilley

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    Voters might be fed up with politicians, but they will listen to people ‘like them’

Voters might be fed up with politicians, but they will listen to people ‘like them’

The EU referendum campaign has made it apparent that a large number of voters are reluctant to trust politicians and experts. But who do they trust? Based on a unique study of 3,000 British voters, Sara Hobolt, Thomas J. Leeper and James Tilley conclude that a largely overlooked factor is the influence of the behaviour of people from the same social […]

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    Right-wing citizens in right-wing countries dislike the EU, but right-wing citizens in left-wing countries support European integration

Right-wing citizens in right-wing countries dislike the EU, but right-wing citizens in left-wing countries support European integration

How does the economic context within a country affect support for the European Union? John Garry and James Tilley present results of a study on the way in which the views of right-wing and left-wing citizens are shaped by the economic context within EU states. The findings show that those with right-wing opinions tend to have lower support for […]

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    While voters might blame the EU for policy failures, it is extremely difficult for them to effectively hold it to account

While voters might blame the EU for policy failures, it is extremely difficult for them to effectively hold it to account

European integration necessitates that there is a division of competences between the national and European levels, but how do voters assign responsibility when things go wrong? Sara Hobolt and James Tilley argue that while plenty of voters hold the EU responsible for bad outcomes, it is difficult for them to translate this blame into punishment for political actors at the […]

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