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Tycker vi bättre om EU när vi bestämmer? En studie om hur folkets inställning till EU förändras i samband med ett ordförandeskap

Kylsäter, Mikael LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
To be the president of the Council of Ministers in the European Union is a giant political challenge. The country at the helm is in the centre of EU´s decision making process and in the media´s spotlight. What consequences does this situation have for the country that holds the presidency?
In this bachelor thesis I examine if the people’s attitudes towards the European Union changes when their own country is president of the Council of Ministers. To do this I have done an extensive study of the public opinion in the EU15 and an intensive study of the latest presidencies of Sweden, Austria and Portugal.
My main result is that a period as president can affect the public opinion, but only under the right circumstances. For example do small... (More)
To be the president of the Council of Ministers in the European Union is a giant political challenge. The country at the helm is in the centre of EU´s decision making process and in the media´s spotlight. What consequences does this situation have for the country that holds the presidency?
In this bachelor thesis I examine if the people’s attitudes towards the European Union changes when their own country is president of the Council of Ministers. To do this I have done an extensive study of the public opinion in the EU15 and an intensive study of the latest presidencies of Sweden, Austria and Portugal.
My main result is that a period as president can affect the public opinion, but only under the right circumstances. For example do small and new member states tend to focus more on the presidency than larger and older ones. There is though hard to see a general connection between the presidency and changes in the people´s attitudes towards the European Union. (Less)
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author
Kylsäter, Mikael LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Österrike, Sverige, opinionsförändring, EU, ordförandeskap, Portugal
language
Swedish
id
1405182
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 10:54:53
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2009-06-18 10:54:53
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  abstract     = {To be the president of the Council of Ministers in the European Union is a giant political challenge. The country at the helm is in the centre of EU´s decision making process and in the media´s spotlight. What consequences does this situation have for the country that holds the presidency? 
In this bachelor thesis I examine if the people’s attitudes towards the European Union changes when their own country is president of the Council of Ministers. To do this I have done an extensive study of the public opinion in the EU15 and an intensive study of the latest presidencies of Sweden, Austria and Portugal.
My main result is that a period as president can affect the public opinion, but only under the right circumstances. For example do small and new member states tend to focus more on the presidency than larger and older ones. There is though hard to see a general connection between the presidency and changes in the people´s attitudes towards the European Union.},
  author       = {Kylsäter, Mikael},
  keyword      = {Österrike,Sverige,opinionsförändring,EU,ordförandeskap,Portugal},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tycker vi bättre om EU när vi bestämmer? En studie om hur folkets inställning till EU förändras i samband med ett ordförandeskap},
  year         = {2009},
}