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Greek politics in the era of economic crisis: reassessing causes and effects

Lyrintzis, Christos (2011) Greek politics in the era of economic crisis: reassessing causes and effects. Hellenic Observatory papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (GreeSE paper no. 45). Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The economic crisis and the threat of default have had significant repercussions on the Greek political system. The handling of the crisis by the new PASOK government has led to a new political and has added new problems to the party system. The purpose of this paper is twofold: First, to trace the course and the causes that led to the present day crisis by pinpointing the major socioeconomic and political developments that paved the way to the crisis. Second, it seeks to explore the political management or mismanagement of the crisis, to identify the strategies of the main political actors, and to assess the problems facing the Greek political system. It is argued that apart from the obvious economic crisis, Greece is undergoing a protracted and serious political crisis.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Divisions: European Institute
Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:54

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