Bulletin n. 1/2017
June 2017
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Bosco Anna, Verney Susannah
    From Electoral Epidemic to Government Epidemic: The Next Level of the Crisis in Southern Europe
    in South European Society & Politics , Volume 21, Issue 4, Special Issue: Breaking the Mould: Crisis Elections, New Contenders and the Travails of Government Formation in Southern Europe ,  2016 ,  383-406
    With the elections of 201516 in Greece, Spain and Portugal, the political fallout from the economic crisis in Southern Europe reached a new level. An overview of the new electoral arenas and party systems is followed by an investigation of the paths to government formation. Unprecedented events during (multiple) processes of government formation, uncharted outcomes in government types and governing party identities, and the necessity to repeat elections are three features defining a new syndrome that first appeared in Greece but has now spread to Iberia. In Southern Europe the road to incumbency has become arduous and the risk of government instability high. Full text available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13608746.2017.1303866
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