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Partisanship, Border Proximity, and Canadian Attitudes toward North American Integration

Gravelle, Timothy B (2014) 'Partisanship, Border Proximity, and Canadian Attitudes toward North American Integration.' International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 26 (4). pp. 453-474. ISSN 0954-2892

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Abstract

The study of public attitudes toward continental integration has a long lineage in Canada. Still, the research literature has neglected the effect of spatial proximity to the United States. This maintains even though the cross-border trade, travel, and social ties constituting the daily reality of Canada–U.S. relations concentrate near the Canada–U.S. border. This article advances a spatially informed analysis of Canadian attitudes toward North American integration drawing on data from the Canadian Election Studies (1997–2011). The explanation it advances has three main foci: The roles of political party identification and political ideology; the role of spatial proximity to the Canada–U.S. border; and the interactive relationship between political views and border proximity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2015 10:24
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14103

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