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State crisis and civil consciousness in Greece

The Hellenic Observatory (2010) State crisis and civil consciousness in Greece. Hellenic Observatory papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (GreeSE paper no. 77). Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This is a sociological study of the self in modern Greece. Based upon a pilot study of social and political attitudes in Greece today, the study probes the sources of the moral self and of the internalized cosmological and ontological principles in Greece today, the types of social action they encourage, and the perception of the self, of civil society, and the type of the state they shape. The preliminary findings suggest that the Greek civil society is shaped by a distinct ‘civil religion’ that constitutes the cultural background of Greek secular life. This civil religion is strongly influenced by the Orthodox theology and religious practices that have decisively affected the various crystallizations of the four networks of social power (political, ideological, economic, and military) that constitute the Greek society in its various institutional formations.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authos
Divisions: European Institute
Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:54

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