Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece

Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece

By: Takis Pappas (author)Hardback

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Exploring the negative effects of populism, this study presents an original explanation of Greece's current political and economic failures. It argues that the sovereign debt crisis only exacerbated the malfunctioning of a democracy long ago contaminated by populist politics while also offering a more general insight into the impact of populism

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Takis S. Pappas is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Macedonia, Greece, and a Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is the author of two previous books and many articles on party politics and political leadership, among others. He currently lives in Strasbourg, France, working on a new book project about Europe's populist voters.


1. Introduction PART I: POPULIST DEMOCRACY 2. Fledgling Liberalism 3. Populism Ascendant 4. Popular Sovereignty 5. Biased Beliefs Profile: Conservative Entrepreneur PART II: COGS AND WHEELS 6. Patronage Politics 7. Polarized Bipartism 8. Why Reforms Failed? Profile: Unprincipled Socialist PART III. LEGITIMATION CRISIS 9. Economic Crisis 10. Social Discord 11. Features of Unrest 12. Modern Luddites Profile: Leftist Peddler PART IV: PARTY SYSTEM CHANGE 13. Critical Elections 14. Anti-system Voting 15. Loss Aversion Profile: Stubborn Reformist PART V: LESSONS FROM GREECE 16. Embattled Democracy

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137410573
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 174
  • ID: 9781137410573
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 1137410574

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