Trade connectionsâ€™ effect on European regionsâ€™ interest in Brexit
European Union Politics, 2020, vol. 21, issue 1, 173-179
The European Unionâ€™s deepening of international economic integration might be expected to correspondingly increase interest in policy (and news) related to trade partners. The United Kingdomâ€™s withdrawal from the organization through invocation of Article 50 offers a particularly clear case for such potential effects, since it directly implicates the relevant economic ties. Yet, evidence from Google searches shows no such effect: European regions that particularly rely on trade with the United Kingdom devote no greater share of their search requests to Brexit-related topics, whether because the public is unaware of local trade linkages or uninterested in the other parties involved.
Keywords: Brexit; international trade; public attention; regions; transnationalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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