The Greek Crisis and European Modernity

The Greek Crisis and European Modernity

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This collection explores the current economic and political crisis in Greece and more widely in Europe. Greece is used to illustrate and exemplify the contradictions of the dominant paradigm of European modernity, the ruptures that are inherent to it, and the alternative modernity discourses that develop within Europe.
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  • Paperback | 237 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13.72mm | 3,261g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2013
  • XVI, 237 p.
  • 1349446580
  • 9781349446582

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Is Greece a Modern European Country?; Anna Triandafyllidou, Ruby Gropas and Hara Kouki 2. International Bubbles, Currency Union and National Failures: The Case of Greece and the Euro; Loukas Tsoukalis 3. We Are All Greeks Now! The Crisis in Greece in its European and Global Context; Yanis Varoufakis 4. On the Jacobin Dimension of Greek Constitutional Tradition; Ioannis A. Tassopoulos 5. 'Memoranda': Greek Exceptionalism or the Mirror of Europe's Future?; George Katrougalos 6. Religion in Contemporary Greece - a Modern Experience?; Thalia Dragonas 7. The Orthodox Church in Greece Today; Stavros Zoumboulakis 8. The Crisis and the Welfare State in Greece: A Complex Relationship; Manos Matsaganis 9. Is the Crisis a Watershed Moment for the Greek Welfare State? The Chances for Modernization Amidst an Ambivalent EU Record on 'Social Europe'; Maria Petmesidou 10. Postscript: Cultural Dualism Revisited; Nikiforos Diamandouros
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About Anna Triandafyllidou

Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens, Greece
Thalia Dragonas, University of Athens, Greece
George Katrougalos, University of Thrace, Greece
Manos Matsaganis, Athens University, Greece
Maria Petmesidou, University of Thrace, Greece
Ioannis A. Tassopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Loukas Tsoukalis, University of Athens, Greece
Yanis Varoufakis, University of Athens, Greece
Stavros Zoumboulakis, Artos Zoes Foundation of Biblical and Theological Studies, Greece
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