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Policing the crisis in Greece: The others’ side of the story

Vasilaki, Rosa, (2016), «Policing the crisis in Greece: The others’ side of the story», GreeSE Paper No.98, Απρίλιος 2016 This article looks at the experience of policing protests in Greece during the period of the crisis from the point of view of police officers. Policing in Greece – and especially the subjective experience of police officers themselves – is a non-subject of sociological research for historical and political reasons peculiar to Greece …Read More

How long before growth and employment are restored in Greece?

Papadimitriou, Dimitri B., Nikiforos, Michalis, Zezza, Gennaro, (2016), «How long before growth and employment are restored in Greece?», Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Strategic Analysis, Ιανουάριος. The Greek economy has not succeeded in restoring growth, nor it has managed to restore a climate of reduced uncertainty, which is crucial for stabilizing the business climate that promotes investment. On the contrary, a new round of austerity measures that has agreed upon will imply another year of …Read More

‘Social Need’ or ‘Choice’? Greek Civil Society during the Economic Crisis

Simiti, Marilena, (2015), «‘Social Need’ or ‘Choice’? Greek Civil Society during the Economic Crisis», GreeSE Paper No.95, Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, Νοέμβριος. The paper analyses the impact of the economic crisis on Greek civil society. It explores currents trends in the non-profit sector as well as the proliferation of new alternative networks. Academic research has documented that civil society’s density has increased and its autonomy vis-à-vis the state …Read More

Blame and Punishment? The Electoral Politics of Extreme Austerity in Greece

Rüdig, W. & Karyotis, G. (2015) «Blame and Punishment? The Electoral Politics of Extreme Austerity in Greece«, Political Studies Association, Vol. 63, Issue 1, πρώτη δημοσίευση: 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013, σελ. 2-24.   Can governments that introduce extreme austerity measures survive elections? Contrary to economic voting expectations, the PASOK government in Greece initially appeared to cope quite well, claiming victory in regional elections in 2010 despite widespread anti-austerity protests. In this …Read More

Who Protests in Greece? Mass Opposition to Austerity

Rüdig, W. & Karyotis, G. (2014) «Who Protests in Greece? Mass Opposition to Austerity«, British Journal of Political Science, Volume 44, Issue 03, Ιούλιος 2014, σελ. 487-513.   The widespread opposition to unprecedented austerity measures in Greece provides a unique opportunity to study the causes of mass protest. This article reports the results of a survey of the adult population in which two-thirds of the respondents supported protest and 29 …Read More

Exclusion from Healthcare Services and the Emergence of New Stakeholders and Vulnerable Groups in Times of Economic Crisis: A Civil Society’s Perspective in Greece

Zafiropoulou, Μ. (2015) «Exclusion from Healthcare Services and the Emergence of New Stakeholders and Vulnerable Groups in Times of Economic Crisis: A Civil Society’s Perspective in Greece«, Social Change Review, Winter 2014, Vol. 12(2): 25-42, 12 Φεβρουαρίου.   The exclusion from access to basic health services, medical examinations, hospital and pharmaceutical care has affected a large number of Greek citizens during the economic crisis. The first aim of this paper …Read More

The impact of fiscal austerity on suicide: On the empirics of a modern Greek tragedy

Antonakakis, N. & Collins, A. (2015) «The impact of fiscal austerity on suicide: On the empirics of a modern Greek tragedy«, Social Science and Medicine Journal, Volume 112, Ιούλιος 2014, σσ. 39-50.       Highlights We examine the effects of fiscal austerity on suicide in Greece over the period 1968–2011. The effects of fiscal austerity and economic growth are gender- and age-specific. Fiscal austerity affects only the male population, …Read More

Economic Crisis, Social Solidarity and the Voluntary Sector in Greece

Sotiropoulos, D. & Bourikos, D. (2014) «Economic Crisis, Social Solidarity and the Voluntary Sector in Greece«, Journal of Power, Politics & Governance, June 2014, Vol. 2, No. 2, σσ. 33-53.   After the onset of the economic crisis in Greece, owing to the government’s drive towards fiscal consolidation, social protection became sparse. NGOs active in social solidarity started catering to newly impoverished Greek citizens seeking social services and basic consumer …Read More

The Informal Welfare State and the Family: Invisible Actors in the Greek Drama

Lyberaki, A. & Tinios, P. (2014) «The Informal Welfare State and the Family: Invisible Actors in the Greek Drama«. Political Studies Review, 12: 193–208.   Are European welfare states, especially in the European periphery, ‘fair-weather systems’? Can they survive a sustained and deep crisis and still fulfil basic functions? This article argues that to answer these questions we must look at the interplay between ‘formal’ and ‘informal’, family-based, social protection. Social …Read More

State Crisis and Civil Consciousness in Greece

Marangudakis, M.,  Rontos, K. and Xenitidou, M., (2013), “State Crisis and Civil Consciousness in Greece”, Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, GreeSE Paper No.77, Οκτώβριος. 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 …Read More