Did EU regional spending affect the Brexit referendum?

Huggins, Christopher (2018) Did EU regional spending affect the Brexit referendum? Regional Studies, Regional Science, 5 (1). pp. 388-396. ISSN 2168-1376

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This article explores whether European Union regional spending influenced how local areas voted in the United Kingdom’s 2016 EU referendum. While much focus has been on identity and demographic factors in explaining the referendum result, little attention has been paid to the role of EU interventions in the UK’s regions. This article provides an initial exploration into this by assessing the role of EU regional spending. It finds the level of EU spending in local areas had little impact on how those areas voted in the referendum, raising questions about the communication and awareness of EU regional spending.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brexit; EU referendum; cohesion policy; communication; awareness
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Christopher Huggins
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 11:16
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 13:33
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/762

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