domingo, 16 de fevereiro de 2014
A política e a austeridade
"In April 2011, a caretaker Socialist government called in international lenders (the so-called troika, ECB, European Commission and IMF) to bail out Portugal. Following the elections, a centre-right coalition started to implement a serious of severe austerity measures and social reforms, allegedly on behalf of the troika, provoking significant recession and social unrest. This paper first addresses the context and the conditions associated with the loans and the policies that followed. It also looks into the extent of the influence of international lenders in formulating these policies; and finally, bearing upon a mass and MPs surveys, it examines how citizens and politicians evaluate the bailout and its social and political effects."
A revista Pôle Sud publica, sob o título Austerity Policies and Politics: The Case of Portugal, um estudo realizado por Catherine Moury da Universidade Nova de Lisboa e por André Freire do ISCTE, que vale a pena ser lido por todos aqueles que se interessem pelas questões sociais e políticas do nosso país.