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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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The AKP Since Gezi Park: Moving to Regime Change in Turkey

The AKP Since Gezi Park: Moving to Regime Change in Turkey

1st Edition

Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco, Senem Aydın-Düzgit
July 23, 2019

While the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has dominated Turkish politics for a decade and a half, recent years have seen a qualitative change, culminating in the 2017 referendum on the move to a presidential system. This volume focuses on the later years of AKP rule after the first direct...

Reinventing Democracy: Grassroots Movements in Portugal

Reinventing Democracy: Grassroots Movements in Portugal

1st Edition

João Arriscado Nunes, Boaventura de Sousa Santos
February 04, 2019

The studies gathered in this volume focus on Portuguese society, from the creative social and political experimentation by citizen and popular movements during the revolution of 1974/75 to more recent episodes of alternative economic organisation, popular mobilization over the claim of local...

The 2014 European Parliament Elections in Southern Europe: Still Second Order or Critical Contests?

The 2014 European Parliament Elections in Southern Europe: Still Second Order or Critical Contests?

1st Edition

Hermann Schmitt, Eftichia Teperoglou
January 03, 2019

Southern Europe has been the EU region most exposed to the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis with consequences for national party systems and political stability. The 2014 European Parliament elections took place at a crucial time for Europe and Southern European societies more generally. This book...

Is Turkey De-Europeanising?: Encounters with Europe in a Candidate Country

Is Turkey De-Europeanising?: Encounters with Europe in a Candidate Country

1st Edition

Alper Kaliber, Senem Aydin-Düzgit
January 03, 2019

This comprehensive edited volume conceptually develops the notion of ‘de-Europeanisation’ as an important development in the literature on Europeanisation, and applies it specifically to the case of Turkey. ‘De-Europeanisation’ is defined as the loss or weakening of the EU/Europe as a normative/...

Italy Transformed: Politics, Society and Institutions at the End of the Great Recession

Italy Transformed: Politics, Society and Institutions at the End of the Great Recession

1st Edition

Martin Bull, Gianfranco Pasquino
November 20, 2018

The decade commencing with the great crash of 2008 was a watershed period for Italian politics, involving fundamental and dramatic changes, many of which had not been anticipated and which are charted in this book. This comprehensive volume covers the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the Italian...

Southern Europe and the Financial Earthquake: Coping with the First Phase of the International Crisis

Southern Europe and the Financial Earthquake: Coping with the First Phase of the International Crisis

1st Edition

Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco, Marina Costa Lobo
September 10, 2018

Following the outbreak of the international financial crisis, Southern Europe became an epicentre of economic instability and international concern. The prospect of a sovereign debt default in the eurozone’s ‘flaky fringe’ sent shock waves through the European and global economies. Examining the...

Transformations of the Radical Left in Southern Europe: Bringing Society Back In?

Transformations of the Radical Left in Southern Europe: Bringing Society Back In?

1st Edition

Myrto Tsakatika, Marco Lisi
August 23, 2018

Political parties are alleged to be turning their backs to civil society; they are said to discourage the active participation of their members and to distance themselves from the privileged relations to affiliated social organisations they once prized. Instead, parties are broadly believed to be...

Elections in Hard Times: Southern Europe 2010-11

Elections in Hard Times: Southern Europe 2010-11

1st Edition

Anna Bosco, Susannah Verney
August 23, 2018

Southern Europe has been at the heart of the European sovereign debt crisis and in the vanguard of the programmes of radical economic austerity implemented to confront it. During the first two crisis years, the consequences for domestic political stability were dramatic. Across the region, 2010-11...

Crisis Elections, New Contenders and Government Formation: Breaking the Mould in Southern Europe

Crisis Elections, New Contenders and Government Formation: Breaking the Mould in Southern Europe

1st Edition

Anna Bosco, Susannah Verney
December 05, 2017

The parliamentary elections of 2015–16 in Greece, Spain and Portugal had extraordinary consequences, bringing repeat elections, unprecedented processes of government formation and uncharted government outcomes. Greece formed a coalition of radical left and radical right and Portugal its first...

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

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

1st Edition

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...

Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State

Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State

1st Edition

Maria Petmesidou, Ana Marta Guillén
May 31, 2017

Southern Europe has been hit hard by the global economic crisis and, as such, their welfare states have come under acute strain. Unmet need has sharply increased while significant welfare reforms and deep social spending cuts have been prominent in the crisis management solutions implemented by...

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

Sonia Lucarelli, Claudio Radaelli
August 10, 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...

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