Author Archives: Vassilis Paipais

Oct 23 2013

Political opportunism and the rise of extremism in Greece

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By Vassilis Paipais Respected commentators of domestic politics in Greece often point to the rise of extremism in the country in the form of radical right-wing formations, such as the infamous Golden Dawn, by citing the lack of a deep … Continue reading

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May 8 2013

The politics of the German war reparations to Greece

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By Vassilis Paipais Crises are often described as moments in which the barriers between normality and its exception break down. The controversial German jurist of the previous century, Carl Schmitt, argued that during exceptional times when given definitions, established habits … Continue reading

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Apr 21 2013

A cultural reading of the Cyprus crisis

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By Dr. Olga Demetriou* Dr Olga Demetriou probes whether the apocalyptic scenarios pervading the discourse of ‘surprise’ around the ‘crisis’ in Cyprus are repositioning the sense of self of Cypriots vis-à-vis their institutions, the state, or the future The Cyprus … Continue reading

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Mar 17 2013

Cypriot Press: ire and disenchantment over bail-out plan

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By Vassilios Paipais Almost the entirety of Cyprus’ Sunday press adopts alarmist headlines and strong language to convey a mixture of emotions, such as anger, disappointment and betrayal that overwhelmed the Cypriot people upon hearing the latest Eurogroup decision. The … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2013

‘Greek’ Expectations: broaching the case for a European Exclusive Economic Zone

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By Vassilis Paipais The idea of a European Exclusive Economic Zone (EEEZ) is still at an embryonic stage. Europe is yet far from having a common policy on matters of energy resources or offshore drilling. Nevertheless, the Greek government has … Continue reading

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