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The crossroad of reforms for the Greek public administration

Makrydemetres, Anthony, D. Zervopoulos, Panagiotis, Eliana Pravita, Maria, (2015), » The crossroad of reforms for the Greek public administration», LSE blog, 9 Οκτωβρίου The reform of Greek public administration in order to enhance efficiency is a key recommendation put forth by the OECD. Efficient public administration ensures both the optimal utilisation of the resources engaged by public bodies and the allocation of excessive public funds to civil society or to activities promoting economic growth. The reform …Read More

Greece Without Illusions

Varoufakis, Yanis, (2015), «Greece Without Illusions», Project Syndicate, 5 Οκτωβρίου “The costliest minor government reshuffle in Greece’s history.” That is at least one way to describe the result of the Greek general election on September 20. Indeed, with few exceptions, the same ministers have returned to the same offices as part of an administration backed by the same odd pair of parties (the left-wing Syriza and the smaller right-wing Independent …Read More

Greece Isn’t a Morality Tale

Buchanan, Mark, (2015), «Greece Isn’t a Morality Tale», Bloomberg View, 29 Ιουλίου One of the more troubling elements of the recent drama over Greece’s debt was the urge by many to see a deficiency of national character, rather than euro-zone economics, as the problem. Right-leaning opinion, not only in Germany but around the world, put the trouble down to Greek corruption and, worse, laziness:  The bad people of Greece retire too …Read More

Why Greeks voted the way they did in the bailout referendum

Jurado,  Ignacio, Konstantinidis,  Nikitas, Walter, Stefanie, (2015), «Why Greeks voted the way they did in the bailout referendum», LSE blog, 20 Ιουλίου The recent ‘Greferendum’ on a draft bailout proposal submitted by the European Commission highlights the confounding effects of economic and political interdependence on democratic politics. Whereas the British electorate will be given up to two years in order to deliberate and decide over British membershipin the EU (having already opted out …Read More

Investment-led Growth, Not More Cuts, Is The Only Way For Greece

Horn, Gustav, (2015), «Investment-led Growth, Not More Cuts, Is The Only Way For Greece», Social Europe Journal, 15 Ιουλίου The agreement reached in Brussels yesterday between EU governments and Greece came only with a huge loss of mutual trust. It remains to be seen whether the deal in these circumstances will win majority political support. Economically, it would at least offer a small opportunity for a recovery in the Greek …Read More

The Self in Crisis: The Experience of Personal and Social Suffering in Contemporary Greece

Tsekeris, Charalambos, Kaberis, Nikos, Pinguli, Maria, (2015), «The Self in Crisis: The Experience of Personal and Social Suffering in Contemporary Greece», GreeSE Paper No.92, Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, Ιούνιος 2015 The current Greek crisis is not only financial or economic, but also political, and touches on deeply entrenched social and cultural values and processes. Obviously, the Greek society is in a fluid and prolonged state of suffering, precariousness, and transition. But the same applies …Read More

Drawing The Right Lessons From The Greek Pension Crisis

Watt, A., (2015), «Drawing The Right Lessons From The Greek Pension Crisis», Social Europe, 8 Ιουνίου. The article refers to groups of workers that, at least until the crisis, enjoyed very high replacement rates on entering retirement, and could do so at comparatively early age. As is typical of benefit systems in southern European countries more generally, the Greek pension system has always been highly discriminatory between different categories of workers. This …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

PHASE 3bis Report on Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Greece

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) PHASE 3bis Report on Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Greece, Μάρτιος 2015.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Phase 3bis Report on Greece by the OECD Working Group on Bribery evaluates and makes recommendations to Greece on its implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related instruments. The Report results from the Working Group’s exceptional …Read More