Category Archives: Greek Society

Mar 18 2019

Mediterranean ‘tiger cubs’: local innovation for global competitiveness

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In an ever-globalising world, smart local governance is a pre-requisite for regional competitiveness. By working closely with local entrepreneurs and foreign investors, municipalities can create incentives for growth and innovation, a function which state administrations lack the flexibility to perform. … Continue reading

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Mar 8 2019

Economic Crisis, Family and Domestic Violence: Is the ‘Safety Net’ Safe for All?

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Anna Kyriazi                  Katerina Glyniadaki The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. On this occasion, we want to highlight how traditional gender norms and economic hardship jointly contribute to violence against women. … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2019

Refugees as catalysts for modernisation in social policy

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On the 20th of February, 2019, Prof. Lyberaki participated in a panel discussion entitled “Greece Facing the Immigration and Refugee Crisis”, together with Mr. Lefteris Papagiannakis and Dr. Lilian Tsourdi, hosted by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE. Her presentation discussed some … Continue reading

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May 29 2018

The #MeToo Movement and the Greek Silence

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By Katerina Glyniadaki Earlier this month, the verdict of the ‘wolf pack’ case sparked the #MeToo movement to spread across Spain. Both in the streets and on social media platforms, the court decision was met with uproar. According to the supporters … Continue reading

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Feb 19 2018

Turning Greece into an Education Hub

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By Jessie Voumvaki In the midst of a prolonged crisis, Greece urgently needs new growth drivers for its economy. Moreover, recent international research has identified that the negative impact of globalization on income distribution in advanced economies can be offset … Continue reading

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Feb 14 2018

Mobility of Highly-Skilled Individuals, Local Innovation and Entrepreneurship Activity

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In an open economy migration is a natural process. It certainly poses challenges for the host countries but also brings benefits, especially if skillful human capital is accumulated. High-skilled migrants bring advanced or “upper-tail” human capital (Mokyr, 2002; Squicciarini and … 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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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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