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The debt crisis and austerity in the Eurozone: social and political impacts

During the past six years, the countries of the European periphery – Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – have been experiencing severe economic-financial crises. In the shadow of these drastic events, the EU institutions and the IMF initiated “bailout programs” for … Continue reading

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Global South – Global North intersection in one striking photo

African migrants and refugees, caught for several hours on the border fence between Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla and Morocco, look down on white-clad golfers. (See details here). This striking and surreal photo reminded me Ulrich Beck’s observation: “No … Continue reading

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Austerity Politics and Policy in the EU and the Eurozone crisis

One of the key aims of “The Politics of Austerity and Public Policy Reform in the EU”, Political Studies Review symposium is to reconsider the theoretical tools available for understanding political and policy responses to the Eurozone crisis. Current EU developments and … Continue reading

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