The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe

A Comparative Reappraisal

  • Leonardo Morlino
  • Cecilia Emma Sottilotta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cecilia Emma Sottilotta, Leonardo Morlino
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Fabio Wasserfallen
    Pages 13-25
  4. Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
    Pages 57-83
  5. Cecilia Emma Sottilotta
    Pages 85-107
  6. Roderick Pace
    Pages 109-132
  7. Xavier Coller, Fernando Ramírez de Luis
    Pages 133-171
  8. Marco Lisi, Vera Ramalhete
    Pages 173-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-218

About this book


This book provides an in-depth account of the politics of the Eurozone crisis in Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta, mapping the positions expressed by the governments of Southern EU countries during the Eurozone crisis negotiations, including Greece’s bailout deal, the so-called “Six Pack” and the “Fiscal Compact” and exploring the process of domestic preference formation. The book relies on original data resulting from fieldwork conducted in the context of the EU Commission- funded Horizon 2020 project “The Choice for Europe since Maastricht”.
Leonardo Morlino is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at LUISS, Rome, Italy. He was President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) (2009–2012). He is a specialist in comparative politics with expertise on Southern and Eastern Europe, Latin America and a focus on processes of democratization. He is the author of more than 30 books and 200 journal essays and book chapters published in 9 languages. 

Cecilia Emma Sottilotta is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Global Politics at the American University of Rome (AUR), Italy. Her research interests focus on political risk for foreign investors, South European and Latin American politics. She is the author of Political Risk: Concepts, Theories, Challenges.


Eurozone crisis Southern Europe Fiscal Compact Six Pack Liberal Intergovernmentalism Economic and Monetary Union Vincolo Esterno reforms European integration national preference formation negotiations Maastricht Treaties Cyprus Greece Italy Malta Portugal Spain financial crises

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonardo Morlino
    • 1
  • Cecilia Emma Sottilotta
    • 2
  1. 1.LUISS Guido CarliRomeItaly
  2. 2.The American University of RomeRomeItaly

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