The Influence of Václav Klaus on Czech Public Opinion Regarding the European Union

The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

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Title The Influence of Václav Klaus on Czech Public Opinion Regarding the European Union
 
Creator Miller, Daniel E.
 
Description While president of the Czech Republic between 2003 and 2013, Václav Klaus, an outspoken critic of the European Union, employed speeches, interviews, and writings as a means of discrediting the EU in the eyes of Czech citizens.  The author used opinion polls from Eurobarometer and the Public Opinion Research Center (CVVM) of the Czech Academy of Sciences to establish the correlation between Klaus’s popularity and Euroskepticism.  In the early years of Klaus’s presidency, scepticism about the EU among Czechs grew, and between 2006 and 2010, there was a strong correlation between Klaus’s popularity and Czech Euroskepticism.  As Klaus’s popularity waned during his last years in office, Czech confidence in the EU began to rise.  This study not only helps to explain some bases of Czech Euroskepticism, but it also addresses the influence Czech presidents have in shaping public opinion in their country.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
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Date 2017-10-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://carlbeckpapers.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cbp/article/view/219
10.5195/cbp.2017.219
 
Source The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies; No 2503 (2017): The Influence of Václav Klaus on Czech Public Opinion Regarding the European Union
2163-839X
 
Language eng
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Daniel E. Miller
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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