Citizens and the Crisis

Experiences, Perceptions, and Responses to the Great Recession in Europe

  • Marco Giugni
  • Maria T. Grasso

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Citizens, the Crisis, and Institutional Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Luke Temple, Maria T. Grasso
      Pages 29-60
    3. Eva Anduiza, Marc Guinjoan, Guillem Rico
      Pages 61-81
  3. Citizens, the Crisis, and Extra-Institutional Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Didier Chabanet, Manlio Cinalli, Anne Muxel, Steven M. Van Hauwaert, Thierry Vedel
      Pages 115-139
    3. Lorenzo Zamponi, Lorenzo Bosi
      Pages 141-163
  4. The Social Bases of the Crisis

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-304

About this book


This volume presents evidence-based research on citizens’ experiences and reactions to the Great Recession in Europe. How did European citizen experience and react to the crisis? How are the experiences of crisis and political responses socially differentiated? Are some social classes and more deprived groups particularly hard hit? How did the crisis impact on political choices? What types of political action did citizens engage in and why? What were the drivers of populist attitudes and protest participation? This country-based book explores these important dynamics as expressed in diverse national contexts, namely France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. Each chapter focuses on one of these countries and employs data from the same survey fielded in 2015. This volume is of particular relevance for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in political sociology, comparative politics and European politics. 


Economic recession Great Recession in Europe European political sociology political action in Europe comparative European politics citizen reactions to Eurocrisis institutional politics populist attitudes in Europe Eurocrisis reactions in France Eurocrisis reactions in Greece Eurocrisis reactions in Spain Eurocrisis reactions in Italy Eurocrisis reactions in Greece Eurocrisis reactions in Germany Eurocrisis reactions in Switzerland Eurocrisis reactions in Sweden political consumerism economic politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Giugni
    • 1
  • Maria T. Grasso
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

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