The aim of this work is to expand the knowledge of opposition in European legislatures through the study of the Portuguese case.1 We will do that along two main dimensions: the transformation of the party context and the outbreak of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The Portuguese case represents a unique opportunity to explore the possible changes in the opposition parties’ behaviour, given the presence of a variety of political and economic conditions. First, the presence of two major parties alternating in offce and three radical parties that had neither been part of any government majority nor supported any executive until 2015 allows us to test the difference in the behaviour of temporary and permanent opposition. In addition, Portugal offers an insight into the impact of the economic crisis on the opposition’s behaviour. As a result, it is the perfect laboratory to test the effect of both dimensions.

Portugal. The unexpected path of far left parties, from permanent opposition to government support

Elisabetta De Giorgi
;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this work is to expand the knowledge of opposition in European legislatures through the study of the Portuguese case.1 We will do that along two main dimensions: the transformation of the party context and the outbreak of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The Portuguese case represents a unique opportunity to explore the possible changes in the opposition parties’ behaviour, given the presence of a variety of political and economic conditions. First, the presence of two major parties alternating in offce and three radical parties that had neither been part of any government majority nor supported any executive until 2015 allows us to test the difference in the behaviour of temporary and permanent opposition. In addition, Portugal offers an insight into the impact of the economic crisis on the opposition’s behaviour. As a result, it is the perfect laboratory to test the effect of both dimensions.
2018
9781138674875
9781315561011
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
opposition_parties_in_EU_Portugal.pdf

Accesso chiuso

Tipologia: Documento in Versione Editoriale
Licenza: Copyright Editore
Dimensione 1.45 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.45 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia
Pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11368/2941813
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 2
social impact