Category Archives: Kevin Featherstone

Jun 13 2016

What those calling for Brexit could learn from the Greek bailout referendum

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By Kevin Featherstone In the summer of 2015, Greece held a referendum on a proposed bailout deal, with the electorate decisively rejecting the proposal. Kevin Featherstone writes that much like the upcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the … Continue reading

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Apr 11 2016

The Hellenic Observatory at LSE celebrates its 20th anniversary

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By Kevin Featherstone The Hellenic Observatory, located in LSE’s European Institute, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. Kevin Featherstone looks back at its story so far. In the mid-1990s, a campaign was launched to establish a Chair on Contemporary Greece that was … Continue reading

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Jul 31 2015

Greece: the Paradox of power

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By Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou Why doesn’t Greece reform? Over the past few years the inability of successive Greek governments to deliver on the demands of international creditors has been a key feature of Greece’s bailout drama. Frustrated observers … Continue reading

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Jun 26 2015

When Populism Fails

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By Kevin Featherstone Some years ago at the start of the crisis, I wrote in ‘Kathimerini’ that Greece might have to experience a ‘catastrophe’ before it would truly reform and get onto a better economic path. I hoped that such … Continue reading

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Feb 3 2015

SYRIZA is not just for ‘Christmas’…

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By Kevin Featherstone It is too easy to see SYRIZA’s election victory in Greece as a victory for the European Left against the crippling policies of austerity being imposed on the ‘bail-out’ countries of the euro-zone. Only manic followers of … Continue reading

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Jan 19 2015

Can Greece make the choice?

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By Professor Kevin Featherstone So, Greece has reached the end-game, but it is one with uncertain choices.  A political shambles has led the country to this point and more political games may be on the way.  To many European observers, … Continue reading

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Dec 29 2014

The inevitable European showdown has arrived – between Tsipras and Schauble

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By Kevin Featherstone The Greek Parliament has just had three rounds of voting for a candidate whose credentials mattered to very few and for a post that is, in itself, of little consequence.  Moreover, the outcome – fresh parliamentary elections … Continue reading

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Oct 8 2013

Beyond the confusion, a decisive shift

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by Professor Kevin Featherstone A week ago, Greece had some of its best headlines in the international media since before the crisis began.  The quick and decisive actions against Chrysi Avghi showed the strength of the democratic spirit.  This was … Continue reading

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Jun 17 2013

ERT tells us all we need to know….

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by Professor Kevin Featherstone   This week’s dramatic decision to close down ERT answers a question Greece’s political leaders – in and out of government – have lacked the will to confront for a generation. At one level, the move … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2012

A vote of Confidence should mean exactly that

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by Kevin Featherstone   Today, Parliament is expected to approve the new budget by a comfortable majority, with even some of last week’s rebels coming back to support the Coalition.  But this endorsement is at risk of being totally swamped … Continue reading

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