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European Integration: A Multilevel Process That Requires A Multilevel Statistical Analysis


  • Roxana-Otilia-Sonia HRITCU

    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Iasi, Romania)


A process of market regulation and a system of multi-level governance and several supranational, national and subnational levels of decision making, European integration subscribes to being a multilevel phenomenon. The individual characteristics of citizens, as well as the environment where the integration process takes place, are important. To understand the European integration and its consequences it is important to develop and test multi-level theories that consider individual-level characteristics, as well as the overall context where individuals act and express their characteristics. A central argument of this paper is that support for European integration is influenced by factors operating at different levels. We review and present theories and related research on the use of multilevel analysis in the European area. This paper draws insights on various aspects and consequences of the European integration to take stock of what we know about how and why to use multilevel modeling.

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  • Roxana-Otilia-Sonia HRITCU, 2015. "European Integration: A Multilevel Process That Requires A Multilevel Statistical Analysis," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(3), pages 728-739, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:3:p:728-739

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    European integration; diversity; political context; multilevel modeling;

    JEL classification:

    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration


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