Publication
Title
Does European citizenship increase tolerance in young people?
Author
Abstract
While Europe is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaty, there is much doubt about the extent of citizens emotional attachment to Europe. In this article we examine whether young Belgians show a sense of European citizenship, using a range of questions about the European Union (EU) from a survey administered to more than 6000 secondary school students. We show that a genuine identification with Europe one that is not purely based on a positive evaluation of the EU from a utilitarian point of view is related to higher levels of tolerance towards ethnic minorities, Muslims and immigrants. In addition, we will provide an overview of the literature on European citizenship and its potential connection to a higher degree of tolerance towards different cultures.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European Union politics. - London, 2000, currens
Publication
London : 2008
ISSN
1465-1165 [print]
1741-2757 [online]
Volume/pages
9:3(2008), p. 339-362
ISI
000258705800002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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External links
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Last edited 16.11.2017