Category Archives: Greek Politics

Nov 6 2017

The Political Economy of Privatisation in Greece after the Economic Crisis

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By Özgün Sarımehmet Duman The recent economic crisis has been a very solid testimony to the interconnectedness of world markets that the US-originated crisis has had an endemic and epidemic reflection throughout the world, the Eurozone having prime eminence due to … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2017

Populism, the state and modernisation in Greece: A historical perspective

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By Angelos Chryssogelos Since the eruption of the Greek crisis in 2010, few concepts have captured the attention of public and academic debates in Greece more than populism. In lay discourse, populism – understood often as irresponsible macroeconomics and demagogy … Continue reading

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Mar 9 2017

Beyond Crisis: Constitutional Change in Greece after the Memoranda

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By Anna Tsiftsoglou, NBG Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory Can financial crises bring constitutional change? Has Greece become a prominent such example? Already 7 years into recession, crisis-hit Greece is experiencing a tremendous institutional change. This change, which takes place … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Greek-Turkish relations and the perceptions of their elites

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By Dimitris Triantaphyllou An interesting study that I recently conducted (completed in mid-December 2016) with funding from my university has revealed much about how Turkish elites view Turkish Foreign Policy and Greek-Turkish Relations. This study was conducted in the form … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2017

Changing the policy agenda? The impact of the Golden Dawn on Greek party politics

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By Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou What has been the impact of the Golden Dawn on Greek party politics? From the margins of the political system during the metapolitefsi era, the party experienced an electoral breakthrough in 2012 … Continue reading

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Jan 9 2017

Contrasting Greek and UK Youths’ Subjective Responses to Austerity: Lessons for other European countries

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By Athanasia Chalari and Clive Sealey Since 2010, many European countries have faced severe economic crises, resulting in the implementation of various forms of ‘austerity’ social policies, and Greece and the UK have been at the forefront of the implementation of such … Continue reading

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Sep 16 2016

The Greek crisis is a crisis of production, not of public finance

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By Antigone Lyberaki The Greek economic crisis is a crisis of production. Its key actor is a unique feature of the economy, the Greek family firm. Seen through that prism, the crisis is simply another episode in the story of … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2016

Grexit and Brexit, past and future: Intertwined tales?

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By Platon Tinios Only one letter separates Grexit from Brexit. Against expectations Grexit (from the Eurozone) did not materialise in 2015. A year later, expectations were also confounded as Brexit (from the EU) inexorably unfolds. The two processes, one contingent … Continue reading

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Jun 27 2016

No respite: Greece’s relationship with Europe after Brexit

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By Angelos Chryssogelos The vote for Brexit in the referendum of 23 June has obvious immediate effects for Greece. Increased uncertainty will hamper Greece’s economic recovery. When the UK formally exits the EU, the consequences for Greek workers and students … Continue reading

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Apr 6 2016

Greece. The country with the half Drachma

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By Andreas Koutras A few days after the introduction of the bank capital controls and with thousands of pensioners queuing up outside the bank branches, the Prime Minister’s Office received a piece of research on the effect of the capital … Continue reading

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