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South European Society and Politics


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The parallel regime transitions of the 1970s, when Southern Europe was the vanguard of the ‘third wave’ of democratisation, the impact of EU membership and Europeanisation and more recently, the region’s central role in the eurozone crisis have all made Southern Europe a distinctive area of interest for social science scholars. The South European Society and Politics book series promotes new empirical research into the domestic politics and society of South European states. The series, open to a broad range of social science approaches, offers comparative thematic volumes covering the region as a whole and on occasion, innovative single-country studies. Its geographical scope includes both ‘old’ and ‘new’ Southern Europe, defined as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.

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Political Representation in Times of Bailout Evidence from Greece and Portugal

Political Representation in Times of Bailout: Evidence from Greece and Portugal

1st Edition

Edited By André Freire, Marco Lisi, Ioannis Andreadis, José Manuel Leite Viegas
June 16, 2017

Since 2008 many European states have experienced significant challenges in adapting to austerity, and political actors within these states have made significant changes in their discourses and practices. This book explores the short-term impact of the sovereign debt crisis on aspects of political ...

Mobilising Politics and Society? The EU Convention's Impact on Southern Europe

Mobilising Politics and Society?: The EU Convention's Impact on Southern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Sonia Lucarelli, Claudio Radaelli
August 19, 2016

Mobilising Politics and Society offers a timely analysis of the European Union Convention's impact on the domestic political systems, and civil society in Southern Europe. It provides country chapters on Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey. All chapters follow a common ...

The South European Right in the 21st Century Italy, France and Spain

The South European Right in the 21st Century: Italy, France and Spain

1st Edition

Edited By Jocelyn A.J. Evans
August 03, 2016

Since the European-wide domination of social democratic governments during the mid- to late-1990s, Right-wing parties have returned to power in the three largest Mediterranean democracies – Italy, France and Spain. This alternation has been symptomatic of growing majoritarianism in Southern Europe,...

Protest Elections and Challenger Parties Italy and Greece in the Economic Crisis

Protest Elections and Challenger Parties: Italy and Greece in the Economic Crisis

1st Edition

Edited By Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco
November 26, 2014

Both in Greece in 2012 and Italy in 2013, it took two elections to form a government. A repeat parliamentary contest was required in Greece and the unprecedented re-election of the outgoing President of the Republic in Italy before a cabinet could be formed. Against a background of economic crisis ...

Voters and Parties in the Spanish Political Space

Voters and Parties in the Spanish Political Space

1st Edition

Edited By Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca, Elias Dinas
July 31, 2013

This book deals with the structure of Spanish politics: how citizens and parties locate themselves in political space, and how these actors make decisions based on their positions in the various dimensions this space consists of. The authors of this volume address the questions surrounding the ...

Party Change in Southern Europe

Party Change in Southern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Bosco, Leonardo Morlino
February 29, 2016

It has been argued that political parties are weakening. In Southern Europe, however, political parties have shown remarkable pragmatism. Not only have they played a crucial role in the installation and consolidation of democracy, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have also adapted to the ...

New and Alternative Social Movements in Spain The Left, Identity and Globalizing Processes

New and Alternative Social Movements in Spain: The Left, Identity and Globalizing Processes

1st Edition

Edited By John Karamichas
July 23, 2014

This collection offers a diachronic analytical study of new and alternative social movements in Spain from the democratic transition to the first decade of the 21st century, paying attention to anti-war mobilizations and the use of new technologies as a mobilizing resource. New and alternative ...

Europeanisation of Public Policy in Southern Europe Comparative Political Economy from the 2000s to the Crisis

Europeanisation of Public Policy in Southern Europe: Comparative Political Economy from the 2000s to the Crisis

1st Edition

Edited By Canan Balkir, H. Tolga Bolukbasi, Ebru Ertugal
April 09, 2014

Large or small, old EU member or new, and even EU member state or not – political economies across Southern Europe have been increasingly but distinctively ‘Europeanised’. In political, public and scholarly debates on processes of Europeanisation, Southern Europe invariably features as the area of ...

Europeanization and the Southern Periphery

Europeanization and the Southern Periphery

1st Edition

Edited By Kevin Featherstone, George Kazamias
September 01, 2001

Europeanization" is a term increasingly used in the social sciences to descibe the impact, convergence or response of politicians and institutions in relation to the European Union. This volume explores the concept in a variety of different settings in order to clarify its meaning....

Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship A South European View

Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship: A South European View

1st Edition

Edited By Nicolò Conti, Maurizio Cotta, Pedro Tavares de Almeida
November 14, 2011

Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient. What are the views about Europe which emerge when we interrogate the national elites...

Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism The “Politics of the Past” in Southern European Democracies

Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism: The “Politics of the Past” in Southern European Democracies

1st Edition

Edited By Antonio Costa Pinto, Leonardo Morlino
October 31, 2011

In recent years the agenda of how to ‘deal with the past’ has become a central dimension of the quality of contemporary democracies. Many years after the process of authoritarian breakdown, consolidated democracies revisit the past either symbolically or to punish the elites associated with the ...

Euroscepticism in Southern Europe A Diachronic Perspective

Euroscepticism in Southern Europe: A Diachronic Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Susannah Verney
November 15, 2011

Euroscepticism has emerged as a growing constraint on European integration, starting with the Maastricht Treaty in the early 1990s, continuing with the mid-2000s constitutional debacle and intensifying with the eurozone crisis – a crisis in which Southern Europe has played a key role. But is ...

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