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    The radicalisation of lower middle class Greek families was the key to Syriza’s victory

The radicalisation of lower middle class Greek families was the key to Syriza’s victory

A number of commentators have written on the extent to which Syriza managed to attract the backing of a wide section of Greek society in its election victory on 25 January. Vasilis Leontitsis writes that one of the key dynamics in the election was the support Syriza received from lower middle class families. He argues that while such families […]

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Incomplete municipal government reforms and a lack of funding in Greece mean that Athens is still central to regional decision-making

In the past two years, Greece has fundamentally transformed the roles and responsibilities of its local government authorities. More responsibilities were granted, while the number of municipalities was reduced by 95 per cent. Vasilis Leontitsis argues that these reforms are promising. However, Greece needs to provide additional financial support for its local authorities. Capodistrias is the name given to a […]

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