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South European Society and Politics

Series Editor: Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco

The parallel regime transitions of the 1970s, when Southern Europe was the vanguard of the ‘third wave’ of democratisation, the impact of EU membership and Europeanisation and more recently, the region’s central role in the eurozone crisis have all made Southern Europe a distinctive area of interest for social science scholars. The South European Society and Politics book series promotes new empirical research into the domestic politics and society of South European states. The series, open to a broad range of social science approaches, offers comparative thematic volumes covering the region as a whole and on occasion, innovative single-country studies. Its geographical scope includes both ‘old’ and ‘new’ Southern Europe, defined as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.

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1-10 of 18 results in South European Society and Politics
  1. New and Alternative Social Movements in Spain

    The Left, Identity and Globalizing Processes

    Edited by John Karamichas

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    This collection offers a diachronic analytical study of new and alternative social movements in Spain from the democratic transition to the first decade of the 21st century, paying attention to anti-war mobilizations and the use of new technologies as a mobilizing resource. New and alternative...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Turkey and the EU: Accession and Reform

    Edited by Gamze Avci, Ali Çarkoğlu

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Turkish accession to the European Union is an important but controversial item on the agenda of the European Union. By focusing on the various domestic sources that drive Turkish politics, this comprehensive study of both classic and new topics supported by fresh, new insights fills a void in the...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Europeanisation of Public Policy in Southern Europe

    Comparative Political Economy from the 2000s to the Crisis

    Edited by Canan Balkir, H. Tolga Bolukbasi, Ebru Ertugal

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Large or small, old EU member or new, and even EU member state or not – political economies across Southern Europe have been increasingly but distinctively ‘Europeanised’. In political, public and scholarly debates on processes of Europeanisation, Southern Europe invariably features as the area of...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Transformations of the Radical Left in Southern Europe

    Bringing Society Back In?

    Edited by Myrto Tsakatika, Marco Lisi

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Political parties are alleged to be turning their backs to civil society; they are said to discourage the active participation of their members and to distance themselves from the privileged relations to affiliated social organisations they once prized. Instead, parties are broadly believed to be...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Elections in Hard Times: Southern Europe 2010-11

    Edited by Anna Bosco, Susannah Verney

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Southern Europe has been at the heart of the European sovereign debt crisis and in the vanguard of the programmes of radical economic austerity implemented to confront it. During the first two crisis years, the consequences for domestic political stability were dramatic. Across the region, 2010-11...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Voters and Parties in the Spanish Political Space

    Edited by Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca, Elias Dinas

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    This book deals with the structure of Spanish politics: how citizens and parties locate themselves in political space, and how these actors make decisions based on their positions in the various dimensions this space consists of. The authors of this volume address the questions surrounding the...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Euroscepticism in Southern Europe

    A Diachronic Perspective

    Edited by Susannah Verney

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Euroscepticism has emerged as a growing constraint on European integration, starting with the Maastricht Treaty in the early 1990s, continuing with the mid-2000s constitutional debacle and intensifying with the eurozone crisis – a crisis in which Southern Europe has played a key role. But is...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship

    A South European View

    Edited by Nicolò Conti, Maurizio Cotta, Pedro Tavares de Almeida

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient. What are the views about Europe which emerge when we interrogate the national elites...

    Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism

    The “Politics of the Past” in Southern European Democracies

    Edited by Antonio Costa Pinto, Leonardo Morlino

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    In recent years the agenda of how to ‘deal with the past’ has become a central dimension of the quality of contemporary democracies. Many years after the process of authoritarian breakdown, consolidated democracies revisit the past either symbolically or to punish the elites associated with the...

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Spain's 'Second Transition'?

    The Socialist government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

    Edited by Bonnie N. Field

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Few would have imagined the developments and the extent of reforms that occurred under Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero between 2004 and 2008. Under Zapatero, Spain rapidly withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq, held a very public political debate on the Spanish Civil War and the...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge