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The Eurozone is not suffering from an economic crisis, but a crisis of national politics

Alonso, Sonia (2013) The Eurozone is not suffering from an economic crisis, but a crisis of national politics. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

One of the most worrying aspects of the Eurozone crisis has been its effect on democracy. Sonia Alonso argues that while the crisis has weakened democracy in several countries, particularly with regard to the implementation of austerity policies against public opposition, this should not be understood as the imposition of technocratic policymaking from Brussels. She writes that national governments have a tendency to downplay their responsibility for European decisions, with national actors in both core and periphery Eurozone members having more scope to shape policy-making than they present to their electorates.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 09:37
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72283

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