How does personal identity formation lead to support for regional organizations like the European Union? This question was presented at a panel discussion as part of a EUROMEC conference at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. This panel was titled “European Union: A View from Outside” and brought in contributors from around the world and various academic disciplines. OEF researcher Kelsey Coolidge presented research on identity formation and support for regional organizations by comparing the European Union and the African Union. With supporting evidence from the World Values Survey, this research suggests that a stronger shared identity leads to more support for regional organizations associated with that identity.
Kelsey Coolidge, Researcher, OEF Research, One Earth Future Foundation
Kai Enno Lehmann, Professor, Institute of International Relations, University of Sao Paulo
Wang Dong, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University
Alistair Edgar, Executive Director, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
Vesselin Popovski, Professor and Vice Dean and Executive Director, Centre for the Study of United Nations, Jindal Global Law School