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Introduction to the special issue: citizens' responses to the european economic crisis in the public domain

Published inPolitics & policy, vol. 44, no. 3, p. 388-399
Publication date2016

Citizens may respond to economic crises and to policy responses to such crises in a variety of ways. This special issue focuses on collective responses as they express themselves in the public domain, in the form of social movements or other types of interventions. The special issue originates in a large-scale comparative research project funded by the European Commission and titles “Living with Hard Times: How Citizens React to Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences” (LIVEWHAT). The eight articles all use a common dataset and adopt a common method, known as political claims analysis, which has proven fruitful in previous work on social movements and contentious politics, consisting in retrieving interventions in the public domain on a given issue, or range of issues, drawing from media sources, most often newspapers. The data stem from a systematic content analysis of newspapers in each of the countries under study.

  • Economic Crisis
  • Great Recession
  • Citizens' Responses
  • Public Domain
  • Social Movements
  • Contentious Politics
  • Protest Behavior
  • Political Claims Analysis
  • Living with Hard Times
  • P&P Special Issue
  • Newspaper Content Analysis
  • Media
  • Political Communications
  • Citizenship
  • Participation
  • And Democracy
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CINALLI, Manlio, GIUGNI, Marco. Introduction to the special issue: citizens” responses to the european economic crisis in the public domain. In: Politics & policy, 2016, vol. 44, n° 3, p. 388–399. doi: 10.1111/polp.12158
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