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Why Portuguese parties have survived austerity, whereas Greek parties failed

Afonso, Alexandre (2013) Why Portuguese parties have survived austerity, whereas Greek parties failed. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Jul 2013). Website.

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Greece and Portugal have been two of the hardest hit countries by the Eurozone crisis, however the political consequences of the crisis have been radically different in each state. While the economic problems in Greece led to the country’s two major political parties losing substantial support, Portugal’s largest parties have largely retained their appeal. Alexandre Afonso assesses the reasons behind this disparity, arguing that the absence of ‘pork barrel’ politics in Portugal, and the inability to place the blame for austerity on any one political party go some way toward explaining why Portuguese parties have survived (for now).

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 08:56
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:24

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