Citizens and the Crisis: The Great Recession as Constraint and Opportunity

  • Marco Giugni
  • Maria T. Grasso
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


We discuss a number of issues addressed in the volume. In particular, after an introduction about the capacity for resilience shown by European citizens, we summarize the volume’s content in terms of the economic crisis posing constraints for citizens, but also as opening up opportunities for change. Additionally, we discuss the intertwining of the economic and the political dimensions, which we see as one of the main lessons to be drawn from the analyses presented in the previous chapters. Finally, we suggest a number of avenues for further research on the impact of economic crises on citizens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Giugni
    • 1
  • Maria T. Grasso
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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