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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. The Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/hellenicObservato...
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: GreeSE paper no. 45
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 10:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33826/

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