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The growing economic and ideological breach between Northern and Southern EU countries is pushing Europe towards a perfect storm.

Alonso, Sonia (2013) The growing economic and ideological breach between Northern and Southern EU countries is pushing Europe towards a perfect storm. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (22 Jul 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Southern European countries have been hardest hit economically by the Eurozone crisis. Using Eurobarometer data, Sonia Alonso notes that this economic disparity has also had a significant effect on public attitudes. Citizens in Southern European countries now have substantially less trust in government, trust in political parties, and satisfaction with democracy than those in the North. She argues that allied with shifting political attitudes, this breach is likely to lead to increasingly polarised views, creating a new economic and territorial cleavage between north and south.

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: 05 Apr 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72508

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