American Foreign Policy Towards the Colonels' Greece

Uncertain Allies and the 1967 Coup d’État

Authors: Karakatsanis, Neovi M., Swarts, Jonathan

  • Explores the contentious and complicated question of American involvement in the Greek dictatorship of 1967-1974.
  • Examines the complexity of the U.S.-Greek relationship during the Cold War.
  • Presents a nuanced understanding of the actors, strategies, and interests involved in America’s foreign-policy making towards a strategically important political and military ally during a period of intense superpower competition.
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This book seeks to comprehensively analyze and document U.S. foreign policy toward a strategic Cold War ally that posed a stark challenge to the traditionally-stated U.S. preference for democracy and political freedom.  It details the complex ways in which the U.S. reacted to that challenge and went about crafting policies of longer-term accommodation with a regime it wished to retain as a close ally in a strategically important part of the world.

About the authors

Neovi M. Karakatsanis is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend, USA. Her work has appeared in South European Society and Politics, Armed Forces and Society, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Democratization, and Mediterranean Quarterly, and she is the author of The Politics of Elite Transformation: The Consolidation of Greek Democracy in Theoretical Perspective.  She is currently coeditor (with Jonathan Swarts) of Political and Military Sociology:  An Annual Review.

Jonathan Swarts is Professor of Political Science at Purdue University Northwest, USA.  He has published in such journals as the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Quarterly, and Political Studies and is the author of Constructing Neoliberalism: The Transformation of Economic Ideas in Anglo-American Democracies.  He is currently coeditor (with Neovi M. Karakatsanis) of Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review.

Reviews

“A penetrating and meticulously documented overview of US relations with the Greek junta, tracing shifts from initial surprise and disapproval under Johnson to accommodation under Nixon/Kissinger.” (John O. Latrides, Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, USA)

“This pithy, pioneering volume is the first serious scholarly attempt to evaluate and assess United States policy toward the Greek praetorian regime (1967-1974).” (Constantine P. Danopoulos, Professor and President’s Scholar, San Jose State University, USA)

“Based on declassified documents, the book is an important addition to the literature on post-WWII Greece and Greek-US relations.” (Van Coufoudakis, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Indiana University-Fort Wayne, USA)


 

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Political Instability and Breakdown: The Historical Context

    Karakatsanis, Neovi M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • A Fait Accompli: The US Reaction to the Greek Military Coup of 1967

    Karakatsanis, Neovi M. (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • Johnson, Nixon, and Athens: Changing Foreign Policy Toward the Greek Military Dictatorship

    Karakatsanis, Neovi M. (et al.)

    Pages 65-98

  • Internal Divides: The White House, State Department, and the Athens Embassy

    Karakatsanis, Neovi M. (et al.)

    Pages 99-119

  • A View of the Colonels from the US Congress: Supporters and Opponents of the Greek Regime

    Karakatsanis, Neovi M. (et al.)

    Pages 121-144

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eBook $64.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52317-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Foreign Policy Towards the Colonels' Greece
Book Subtitle
Uncertain Allies and the 1967 Coup d’État
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52318-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52318-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52317-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
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