Cláudia Toriz Ramos
Search for other papers by Cláudia Toriz Ramos in
Current site
Google Scholar
The Portuguese left approach to the crisis
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

Portugal was seriously affected by the financial, economic and sovereign debt crisis. The crisis pushed the debate on European integration, notably on the European Monetary Union, into the public space. The bailout of the Portuguese state by the European institutions and the IMF in 2011 made austerity measures unavoidable and showed the other face of European integration – keywords in the public discourse switched from ‘modernisation’ and ‘funding’ to ‘austerity’ and ‘poverty’. Political impacts were twofold. Initially the left of centre Socialist Party (PS), which was in government at the time, was blamed for the crisis and lost public support, in favour of a centre right pro-austerity coalition. Yet, four years later, discontent had grown and the electoral results in October 2015 enabled a convergence between centre left and radical left parties for the first time in the recent history of Portuguese democracy.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.


Editors: and


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 202 48 8
Full Text Views 24 0 0
PDF Downloads 10 0 0