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Sources of tolerance towards corrupted politicians in Greece

Konstantinidis, I. and Xezonakis, G., (2013), “Sources of tolerance towards corrupted politicians in Greece: the role of trade-offs and individual benefits”, Crime, Law and Social Change, September. Reelection of corrupted politicians points to a problem of democratic accountability. Voters do have the chance to ‘throw the rascals out’, but they do not take it. Employing a survey experiment, we test two popular explanations of why Greek voters fail to effectively …Read More

The Greek paradox

Karamouzi, E., (2013), “The Greek paradox”. In LSE, The Crisis of EU Enlargement, London: LSE !deas. In recent years, Greece’s place in the EU has been ferociously debated as Athens’ financial and economic woes continue to trouble the stability of the euro and rattle the Eurozone markets. Contemporary press and European political elites alike engage in a seemingly endless blame game over the political origins of the Greek financial crisis. …Read More

The Greek Crisis and the Search for Political Leadership

Katsikas, Dimitris, (2012), ‘The Greek Crisis and the Search for Political Leadership’, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp. 49-56. Despite two bailout agreements of unprecedented size and the implementation of a harsh austerity programme, no solution to the Greek crisis is in sight. As a result, Greece continues to be a hotspot, sending sporadic tremors to a fragile eurozone. The outcome so far …Read More