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How Portugal’s leaders exploited the bail out to pass measures they already supported

Moury, Catherine and Standring, Adam (2017) How Portugal’s leaders exploited the bail out to pass measures they already supported. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 May 2017). Website.

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Abstract

During the Eurozone crisis, states receiving a bailout were required to implement spending cuts and other reforms in return for financial assistance. But to what extent did the governments of these states use the opportunity to advance their own policy agendas? Drawing on interviews with Portuguese politicians, Catherine Moury and Adam Standring argue that both the crisis and the bailout strengthened the hands of Portuguese government ministers in relation to other domestic actors. And when ministers favoured policies which were in line with those backed by international actors, they were able to use the situation to push for policies they already supported.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 09:21
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79048

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