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dc.contributor.authorBOJAR, Abel
dc.contributor.authorBREMER, Björn
dc.contributor.authorKRIESI, Hanspeter
dc.contributor.authorWANG, Chendi
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T10:13:21Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T10:13:21Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationBritish journal of political science, 2022, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 181-199en
dc.identifier.issn1469-2112
dc.identifier.issn0007-1234
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/69865
dc.descriptionFirst published online: 21 January 2021en
dc.description.abstractDuring the Great Recession, governments across the continent implemented austerity policies. A large literature claims that such policies are surprisingly popular and have few electoral costs. This article revisits this question by studying the popularity of governments during the economic crisis. The authors assemble a pooled time-series data set for monthly support for ruling parties from fifteen European countries and treat austerity packages as intervention variables to the underlying popularity series. Using time-series analysis, this permits the careful tracking of the impact of austerity packages over time. The main empirical contributions are twofold. First, the study shows that, on average, austerity packages hurt incumbent parties in opinion polls. Secondly, it demonstrates that the magnitude of this electoral punishment is contingent on the economic and political context: in instances of rising unemployment, the involvement of external creditors and high protest intensity, the cumulative impact of austerity on government popularity becomes considerable.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge funding by the ERC project Political Conflict in Europe in the Shadow of the Great Recession (POLCON)
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/338875/EU
dc.relation.ispartofBritish journal of political scienceen
dc.relation.isreplacedbyhttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/69864
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleThe effect of austerity packages on government popularity during the great recessionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0007123420000472
dc.identifier.volume52
dc.identifier.startpage181
dc.identifier.endpage199
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.rights.licenseAttribution 4.0 International


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