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Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress
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Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

Olaf Cramme and Sara B. Hobolt

Abstract

This book offers a political analysis of the euro crisis that erupted in Greece in 2010 and subsequently threatened the very survival of the euro area. It has left a profound mark on democratic politics all over Europe, changing public attitudes and voting preferences, institutional and societal norms, and deeply anchored political traditions. This volume reveal the extent to which policymakers are torn between the pressures emanating from financial markets and the demands put forward by their own constituents; how they struggle to reconcile national preferences with wider European interests; ... More

Keywords: euro crisis, democracy, European Union, governance, politicization, legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724483.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olaf Cramme, editor
European Institute of the London School of Economics, Policy Network, and London School of Economics

Sara B. Hobolt, editor
London School of Economics and Political Science

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