Oditor, Vol. V, No. 01/2019

POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SPAIN
Rajko Petrović[1]

Date recieved: 02.12.2018
Date accepted: 20.03.2019.

doi:10.5937/Oditor1901007P

UDK:
338.124.4(460.23)”2008/2018″
323(460.23)
JEL: P48

Abstract

During 2008, economic crisis erupted in Spain, as part of a wave of global financial crisis that began in 2017/08 year, and which overflowed over the entire Spanish economy and comerce over time. The subject of this paper are the political consequences that Spain left behind this crisis. We will first analyze the emergence and development of the Spanish economic crisis. We will then examine the changes in the Spanish political scene that arose as a result of the general dissatisfaction of Spanish society in the crisis years. Our goal is to spot and see these changes – the emergence of the social movement Indignados, then the powerful left-wing party Podemos, and the extreme right-wing party Vox. We will also consider the impact of the economic crisis on the change of government in the observed period (2008-2018), the attitude towards the European Union, and the revival of separatism in Catalonia. In conclusion, we will outline the results of the research that indicate the strong impact of the economic crisis on the change in the political scene in Spain. In this paper we will use statistical analysis and comparative method.

Key words: Spain, economic crisis, Podemos, Vox.


[1] Rajko Petrović, MA, Research Trainee, Institute of European Studies, Nikola Pasic Square 11, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, Phone: +381 60 3171 992, E-mail: rajko.petrovic@ies.rs