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From hope to concern and from concern to hopefulness

Monastiriotis, Vassilis (2015) From hope to concern and from concern to hopefulness. LSE Greece@LSE (29 Jan 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

SYRIZA’s central pre-election motto was ‘hope’ – ‘hope is coming’. In fact, what would perhaps describe better the pre-election sentiment of the Greek public, including a big part of SYRIZA’s voters, is the word ‘concern’: concern over whether SYRIZA will ‘make it’; whether “they will throw us” out of the Eurozone; whether they will back-track, emulating a U-turn similar to that of Samaras’ New Democracy after the 2012 elections; and whether they will be able to really alleviate the pain of 5 years of austerity and, indeed, end it.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Hellenic Observatory
LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Research centres and groups > LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe
Collections > Greece@LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79349

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