Eurozone; Currency Crisis; Distributional Conflict; Interest Group Preferences; Austerity
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Interest Group Preferences in Deficit Countries – Ireland, Spain and Greece
|Persistent Identifier (PID)
The dataset ‘Interest group preferences in deficit countries - Ireland, Spain and Greece’ provides a wide range of information on interest group positions on economic and social policy issues during the Eurozone crisis, which took place between 2010-15. The data was collected via population-surveys directed to interest group populations in Ireland, Spain, and Greece during the summer of 2017.
This project explores how domestic interests assess policies that are linked with austerity as well as how they position themselves towards the alternatives; namely, a reconfiguration of the European Monetary and Economic Union (EMU) as well as different policies of transnational financing. Empirically, the project makes use of a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. More specifically, it employs a research design that combines original large-n survey data with data collected from semi-structured interviews across three country cases in the Eurozone periphery: Ireland, Spain and Greece. In addition to generating a comprehensive picture of the preferences of organized interest groups, the main research objective of the project is thus to trace the implications of these preferences on the nature of distributional politics within Eurozone crisis countries.