Political and urban consequences of the Euro crisis
de Luís Baptista, Georg Vobruba e Jenny Preunkert
Whether it is indeed the end or simply habituation: At least in the sense of a critical juncture, the euro crisis is over. Now it is time to take stock and examine the longer-lasting impacts of the crisis. // In this volume, authors from Portugal and Germany focus on the consequences of the crisis of Europe’s common currency that are not likely to disappear with the end of urgent problems on the financial markets. The euro crisis triggered political innovations and caused long-lasting economic, political, and social problems. In order to analyze these developments, the volume concentrates on the political level and the urban sphere, an approach that seems to be appropriate in order to grasp both macro- and micro-phenomena. The aim is to assess processes of institutional change at the national and the European level as well as to demonstrate in which way economic and political processes affect peoples’ living conditions and, conversely, how people cope with the crisis.