Lambros Fatsis

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    The Greek crisis illustrates both the poverty of Syriza’s ideology and the flaws in the EU’s balance-sheet approach to decision-making

The Greek crisis illustrates both the poverty of Syriza’s ideology and the flaws in the EU’s balance-sheet approach to decision-making

Who carries the blame for the Greek debt crisis: the country’s government or its creditors? Lambros Fatsis writes that while there is a tendency to blame one side or the other for the crisis, both sides must take joint-responsibility for the failure to negotiate a solution. He argues that the Syriza-led government’s stubbornly uncooperative stance has undermined the country’s […]

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    How do citizens choose who to vote for? A sociological account of the 2015 UK general election

How do citizens choose who to vote for? A sociological account of the 2015 UK general election

British voters are going to the polls today for the 2015 UK general election. Lambros Fatsis takes a sociological perspective on the voting process by assessing how citizens choose to exercise their vote. He writes that there are both ‘civic-oriented’ and ‘culture-oriented’ explanations for how citizens make their choice and that understanding this process offers a greater understanding of […]

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    Greece must put aside divisive rhetoric if a solution to the country’s crisis is to be found

Greece must put aside divisive rhetoric if a solution to the country’s crisis is to be found

The Greek debt crisis continues to dominate the agenda ahead of an EU summit to be held later today. Lambros Fatsis writes on the approach pursued by the Syriza-led government since it came to power in January. He argues that Syriza’s hostile approach during negotiations has been counter-productive and that the party’s rhetoric has simply reinforced a false distinction […]

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