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Greece after the memoranda: a constitutional retrospective

Tsiftsoglou, Anna (2019) Greece after the memoranda: a constitutional retrospective. GreeSE papers (132). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Can financial crises bring constitutional change? Has Greece become a prominent example? Over eight years into recession and having undergone several programmes of fiscal adjustment, Greece is gradually experiencing an institutional change. This change, which takes place informally rather than formally, is affecting state institutions, primarily its parliament, as well as the executive and the courts. Everyday practice, political or otherwise, has changed the norms, vital checks and balances and has brought about a new ethos to our Constitution. With this paper, I aim to explore the idea of constitutional change and to connect it primarily to parliamentary and judicial activity after the Memoranda. How have state institutions reacted to the crisis? How do external players interplay with local institutions and interests? Will this crisis have a longer-term impact on the country, beyond its economic recovery?

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 10:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:46

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