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2019

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Dialogues: Undergraduate Research in Philosophy, History, and Politics

Political spillover

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The European Union: The Transfer Of Trust And Loyalty In A Meritocracy Via The Five Waves Of Enlargement, Jianna E. Marin Jan 2019

The European Union: The Transfer Of Trust And Loyalty In A Meritocracy Via The Five Waves Of Enlargement, Jianna E. Marin

Dialogues: Undergraduate Research in Philosophy, History, and Politics

The European Union (EU) faces a new wave of populism that opposes the traditional meritocratic system and highlights the breach of trust between citizens and civil servants. The breakdown in the citizens’ trust for national and supranational institutions occurred at the same time as the loyalty of the civil servants diminished. This paper examines whether the rising populist movement can explicate the decline of trust and loyalty. Further, it highlights the five waves of EU enlargement to discern where and why the breach in trust is occurring. Utilizing information collected by the Eurobarometer, this paper uses new data that break ...