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Political Institutions and Democracy in Portugal

Assessing the Impact of the Eurocrisis

Editors: Costa Pinto, Antonio, Teixeira, Conceicao (Eds.)

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  • Considers the causes and conditions that explain the development of the modern Portuguese political system
  • Analyses the basic characteristics of Portugal's current democracy
  • Offers an invaluable context to the comparative study of populist challenges in European democracies
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This book examines how patterns of political representation, party system, and political culture have changed in Southern Europe following the “Great Recession” of 2008. It draws on the experience of Portugal to argue that austerity measures have significantly deepened the legitimacy crisis of democratic institutions, but the resilience of party system is remarkable in comparison. The case of Portugal present some interesting differences from other southern European democracies, since on one hand it suffered a deep economic crisis and the consequent bailout from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union, but on the other hand the party system remained stable. Nevertheless the impact of the crisis did reinforce a centre-periphery cleavage within the European Union, and especially in the Eurozone, Portugal is a central element of this new cleavage notoriously aggravated by Brexit.

About the authors

António Costa Pinto is Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has published on authoritarianism, political elites, democratization and transitional justice. He co-edited several volumes for Palgrave, namely, Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship in Europe (2014) (with A. Kallis) and Technocratic Ministers and Political Leadership in European Democracies (2018) (with M. Cotta and P. Tavares de Almeida).

Conceição Pequito Teixeira is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her research interests currently focus is on comparative politics, parties and systems of political parties, political representation and electoral systems, political institutions and political attitudes and behaviour. Her most recent publications are Social Capital, Social Economy and Quality of Democracy in Portugal (2015) and contributions to the journals South European Society and Politics and Party Politics.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Portugal Before and After the “Great Recession”: A Resilient Democracy?

    Pages 1-12

    Costa Pinto, António (et al.)

  • The Political Economy of Portuguese Crisis Years: The Road Not Taken

    Pages 13-33

    Costa, Carla Guapo

  • The President of the Republic and the Management of the Eurocrisis

    Pages 35-54

    Feijó, Rui Graça

  • Electoral Systems and Political Reforms: Portugal in Comparative Perspective

    Pages 55-76

    Freire, André

  • The Portuguese Party System: Evolution in Continuity?

    Pages 77-99

    Jalali, Carlos

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98152-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98151-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Institutions and Democracy in Portugal
Book Subtitle
Assessing the Impact of the Eurocrisis
Editors
  • Antonio Costa Pinto
  • Conceicao Teixeira
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98152-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98152-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98151-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 253
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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