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New Perspectives on South-East Europe

The Politics of Extreme Austerity

Greece in the Eurozone Crisis

Editors: Karyotis, G., Gerodimos, R. (Eds.)

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This volume investigates the policies and politics of extreme austerity, setting the crisis in Greece in its global context. Featuring multidisciplinary contributions and an exclusive interview with former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, this is the first comprehensive account of the economic crisis at the heart of Europe.

About the authors

Tereza Capelos, School of Politics, University of Surrey Athanasia Chalari, Worcester University and Research Associate at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE Leonidas Cheliotis, School of Law, University of Edinburgh Sebastian Dellepiane-Avellaneda School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde Theofanis Exadaktylos, University of Surrey and Hellenic Observatory, LSE Niamh Hardiman, School of Politics and International Relations, Geary Institute, University College Dublin Andrew Hindmoor, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield Roman Gerodimos, Media School, Bournemouth University Georgios Karyotis, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow Antigone Lyberaki, Panteion University, Athens Allan McConnell, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney Dimitris Papadimitriou, Professor of Politics, University of Manchester George Papandreou, Greek politician. Prime Minister of Greece 2009 to 2011 Wolfgang Rüdig, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde Sotiria Theodoropoulou, European Trade Union Institute Platon Tinios, University of Piraeus Dimitris Tsarouhas, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University Andrew Watt, Macroeconomic Policy Institute, Hans-Böckler Foundation Sappho Xenakis, Birkbeck College, University of London Sotirios Zartaloudis, Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University

Reviews

“A timely book on the politics of austerity, focusing on the current case of Greece. The edited volume is a multi-disciplinary endeavour and features 14 chapters written by authors with backgrounds as diverse as political science, economics, sociology, law and criminology. … Reading this book will be rewarding for social scientists working both in the policy world and in academia, as well as for a broader audience interested in the Greek and European crises.” (Anne-Caroline Hüser, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 54 (3), 2016)


'This timely volume is one of the first to reflect on how the Greek debt crisis arose, how it was managed by both Europe and Greece, and what lessons are to be learned from it. It brings together a variety of experts to offer an insightful, broad and dispassionate perspective that goes beyond the immediacy of the case to provide a rich understanding.'

Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics, London School of Economics, UK

'In my view austerity was probably an inevitable response to the Greek crisis, but the authors are right that it gave Greek citizens a 'harsh and bitter tongue' (the original meaning of the Greek word austeros) and led to a Greek tragedy. Their book is a must read to understand how and why.'

André Sapir, Professor of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

'If you want to understand how to survive today's Eurozone crisis, read Georgios Karyotis and Roman Gerodimos' The Politics of Extreme Austerity. They have gathered an extraordinary roster of economists, political scientists, media experts, policy makers and others to shed light on how framing of crises shapes public debate and public policy (and vice versa), often for the worse. Their devastating analysis of Greece shows how nations fall deeper into financial distress - and suggests how the Eurozone may be able to recover.'

Susan Moeller, Director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda, University of Maryland, USA

'What happens when a prosperous, mature democracy is hit by an unprecedented economic depression? An outstanding group of researchers explores several dimensions of this critical and fascinating question, covering multiple facets of both politics and policy. Centered on the Greek case yet embedding it into a broader comparative context, this book provide multiple and valuable insights, thus launching a new area of investigation.'

Stathis N. Kalyvas, Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale University, USA

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dissecting the Greek Debt Crisis

    Karyotis, Georgios (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Contradictions and Battlegrounds of Crisis Management

    Hindmoor, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • European Discourses on Managing the Greek Crisis: Denial, Distancing and the Politics of Blame

    Papadimitriou, Dimitris (et al.)

    Pages 34-45

  • ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’: Stereotypes, Prejudices and Emotions on Greek Media Representation of the EU Financial Crisis

    Capelos, Tereza (et al.)

    Pages 46-68

  • An Evaluation of the Austerity Strategy in the Eurozone: Was the First Greek Bailout Programme Bound to Fail?

    Theodoropoulou, Sotiria (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36923-9
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36922-2
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Softcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-47483-7
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Extreme Austerity
Book Subtitle
Greece in the Eurozone Crisis
Editors
  • G. Karyotis
  • R. Gerodimos
Series Title
New Perspectives on South-East Europe
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36923-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137369239
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36922-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47483-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 323
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