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Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery

The Political Economies of Greece, Spain, Ireland and Portugal

  • Owen Parker
  • Dimitris Tsarouhas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Owen Parker, Dimitris Tsarouhas
    Pages 1-27
  3. The Economic Dynamics of the Crisis

  4. The Political Dynamics of the Crisis

  5. Owen Parker, Dimitris Tsarouhas
    Pages 203-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book


This book investigates the causes and consequences of crisis in four countries of the Eurozone periphery – Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. The contributions to this volume are provided from country-specific experts, and are organised into two themed subsections: the first analyses the economic dynamics at play in relation to each state, whilst the second considers their respective political situations. The work debates what made these states particularly susceptible to crisis, the response to the crisis and its resultant effects, as well as the manifestation of resistance to austerity. In doing so, Parker and Tsarouhas consider the implications of continued fragilities in the Eurozone both for these countries and for European integration more generally.


Development Studies Ireland Spain Portugal Greece Spanish growth model EMU uneven economic development Eurozone crisis debt Europeanisation Irish politics Austerity European integration Spanish politics Catalonia ideological hegemony post-1974 politics clientelism distributive struggle

Editors and affiliations

  • Owen Parker
    • 1
  • Dimitris Tsarouhas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and SPERIUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

About the editors

Owen Parker is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Associate Fellow of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), both at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has written widely on International Relations and European politics, is co-author of the prominent textbook Politics in the European Union, and has previously worked for the European Commission.

Dimitris Tsarouhas is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Turkey and a Scientific Council Member of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels. A former Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics,Tsarouhas has published extensively on European politics, public policy, and Greek-Turkish relations.

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