The Euro splits Europe. The Crisis of the Common Currency and Democratic Alienation in the European Union

Armingeon, Klaus; Guthmann, Kai; Weisstanner, David (2015). The Euro splits Europe. The Crisis of the Common Currency and Democratic Alienation in the European Union. Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 56(3), pp. 506-531. Nomos 10.5771/0032-3470-2015-3-506

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Suffering from reduced competitiveness, some member countries of the Eurozone are forced to pursue a policy of internal devaluation. This leads to a deficit of legitimation both with regard to the input and the output of the democratic process. We analyse the development of support of the democratic political system on the domestic and European level. Our comparison of 28 EU member countries covers the period from 2001-2013 and is based on Eurobarometer data. We show that in terms of political legitimation Europe drifts apart. The stronger internal devaluation is forced upon a country, the more the citizens of this country withdraw their support for the democratic system on the domestic and European level.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Armingeon, Klaus; Guthmann, Kai and Weisstanner, David

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0032-3470

Publisher:

Nomos

Language:

German

Submitter:

Beatrice Romann

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2016 14:54

Last Modified:

01 Mar 2016 14:54

Publisher DOI:

10.5771/0032-3470-2015-3-506

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/76096

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