Category Archives: Greek Society

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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Oct 19 2017

Gender-Change Law in Greece: Education, Ideology, and Reality

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By Katerina Glyniadaki, PhD Candidate at the European Institute, LSE  Why did suddenly a gender-change law become such a ‘hot’ topic in Greece?  The word ‘gender’ originates from the Greek language. Yet, there is no distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ … 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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Mar 1 2017

Religious Pluralism and Education in Greece

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By Effie Fokas and Margarita Markoviti In 2005, in Folgero v. Norway, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) set precedence highly relevant to the Greek context of religious education (RE):  ‘it does not appear that the respondent State [Norway] … Continue reading

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Feb 24 2017

Greek Healthcare Revisited: The Other Side of the Story

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By Vassilis G. Apostolopoulos It was with great interest that I read Guardian’s long op-ed “Patients who should live are dying’: Greece’s public health meltdown”. The article, correctly underlined the dramatic impact of prolonged ‘draconian’ austerity measures and policies which … 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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Dec 9 2016

Gender and the Greek crisis: towards a risk assessment

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By Antigone Lyberaki and Platon Tinios The Greek crisis is uniquely long and deep; while it is unfolding, secular trends in ageing, technology and globalization are changing the ways people work and how economics shapes attitudes. Add to this that … Continue reading

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Dec 6 2016

Brain drain and the Greek crisis

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By Lois Labrianidis and Manolis Pratsinakis In the context of the debt crisis, recession, austerity and their socio-political consequences, Greece is experiencing a new major wave of out-migration. Emigration has become a survival strategy for many people who are finding … 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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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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