volume 24, issue 3, P414-430 2016
DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2015.1135109
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Markus Ojala, Timo Harjuniemi

Abstract: The German government has played a leading role in the Eurozone crisis management, largely characterised by a commitment to fiscal austerity and supply-side structural reforms. The legitimation of these measures in the European policy arenas as well as in the public domain has partly rested on an ordoliberal economic policy framing, which has presented the Eurozone crisis as one of public indebtedness and loss of competitiveness. To study the public legitimation of the crisis management, we analyse the press c…

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