Chapter 8 Migration, redistribution and enlargement
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This chapter examines the ability in democratism to explain policy preferences of political actors in relation to migration, redistribution, and widening of an international community. It describes the policy preferences on those issues across institutions with observably different levels of democracy beyond the state, namely the Parliament, the Council of Ministers of the European Union, and the European Council. Based on arguments and operationalisations developed in earlier chapters, the procedurally more democratic Parliament is expected to be more open towards migration, towards economic redistribution, and towards enlargement of the political community. The main finding is that democratism is predictively correct in relation to the formation of political preferences on migration, redistribution, and community-building politics and, when alternative theories are available, superior in predictive capacity.

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