Greece in the 21st Century: The Politics and Economics of a Crisis


Fouskas, Vassilis K. and Dimoulas, Constantine (ed.) 2018. Greece in the 21st Century: The Politics and Economics of a Crisis. Routledge.
EditorsFouskas, Vassilis K. and Dimoulas, Constantine

For most of the first part of the 21st century Greece has been seen as a critical battlefield for the survival of the powerful and the adjustment or extinction of the weak, as if all the historical contradictions of the global financial crisis and the eurozone crisis were concentrated in that tiny part of the world, with a population of just 11 million people and a GDP of less than 2% of that of the European Union as a whole. While the country has been overpowered by the disciplinarian and deeply authoritarian policy mix of ordoliberal/neoliberal rules, as this book attempts to show, there is hope. Defeat does not end the crisis, and crisis means constant opportunity. In this state of affairs, all types of agencies try to take advantage of the conditions and opportunities in order to advance towards positions of power and provide the best of solutions for the class interests they represent. Thus, harsh conflict is inevitable and if history provides a yardstick, it is that in periods of conflict and crisis, the winner, usually, is the one who manages to strike the right political and social alliances at the right time.

Publication dates
Print10 Apr 2018
Online14 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Dec 2017
Series Europa Country Perspectives
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