Torn Between International Cooperation and National Sovereignty: Voter Attitudes in Trade‐off Situations in Switzerland

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Titre
Torn Between International Cooperation and National Sovereignty: Voter Attitudes in Trade‐off Situations in Switzerland
Périodique
Swiss Political Science Review
Auteur(s)
Lauener Lukas, Emmenegger Patrick, Häusermann Silja, Walter Stefanie
ISSN
1424-7755
1662-6370
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
21/10/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This research note examines voter preferences in Swiss-EU relations. We identify large shares of cross-pressured voters, i.e., citizens who support the bilateral treaties but wish to either control immigration into Switzerland or oppose a liberalization of social protection measures on the job market. Voters experiencing a trade-off between immigration control and international cooperation are mainly located on the Right. Their share decreased between 2015 and 2019, whereas the share of neutral voters sharply increased. Moreover, negotiations about an Institutional Framework Agreement between Switzerland and the EU have given rise to a new trade-off – namely between social protection and international cooperation – with cross-pressured voters mainly concentrated on the Left. This tension has generated a high share of undecided voters. When pressured to decide on these trade-offs, cross-pressured and neutral voters opt for the bilateral treaties over immigration control, whereas they prefer social protection over the new agreement. Partisanship is a strong predictor of these choices.
Mots-clé
Voter Attitudes, Political Trade-Offs, International Cooperation, National Sovereignty, European Integration
Open Access
Oui
Financement(s)
Université de Lausanne
Création de la notice
22/10/2021 13:19
Dernière modification de la notice
23/10/2021 6:13
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