New Perspectives on South-East Europe

Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion in Greece under the Crisis

Editors: Katsikas, Dimitris, Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A., Zafiropoulou, Maria (Eds.)

  • Tackles the crisis and the related growing debate on economic inequalities, the rise of Euroscepticism and the change of the political landscape 
  • Engages with timely issues of European fragmentation, which relate to public debates on the EU 
  • Leads to considerations on the scope, structure and reform of the “European” welfare state, particularly in Southern Europe
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This volume uses new empirical evidence and analytical ideas to study phenomena of fragmentation and exclusion threatening stability and cohesion in Greek society in the aftermath of the crisis. The contributors argue that processes of fragmentation and exclusion provoked by the crisis can be observed on both a material and an ideational level. On a material level, rising levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality have produced new social security “outsiders”, while on an ideational level, a discursive-cultural shift is documented, which has led to new understandings and categorizations of new (and old) insiders and outsiders. Moreover,  the volume attests to the aspirations, but also the limitations, of spontaneous civil society mobilization to address the social crisis. Finally, the volume offers a discussion of the political management of social fragmentation and exclusion in Greece both before and after the onset of the crisis. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of social policy and phenomena of poverty, social exclusion and economic inequality, civil society studies, and comparative political economy and politics.

About the authors

Dimitris Katsikas is Lecturer of International and European Political Economy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Head of the Crisis Observatory at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece.

 

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has published six books on Greek politics and society in Greek.

 

Maria Zafiropoulou works as an expert for the E.U. in healthcare and social issues and she is an active member of the Crisis Observatory at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Katsikas, Dimitris

    Pages 1-20

  • Inequality and Poverty in Greece: Changes in Times of Crisis

    Andriopoulou, Eirini (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • Employment and Unemployment in Greece Before and After the Outbreak of the Crisis

    Filinis, Kyriakos (et al.)

    Pages 55-88

  • Too Little, Too Late: The Mismatch Between Social Policy and Social Crisis

    Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A.

    Pages 89-108

  • New Words, Old Patterns: Political Discourse and Documents on Poverty and Social Exclusion in Greece

    Katsikas, Dimitris (et al.)

    Pages 111-140

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion in Greece under the Crisis
Editors
  • Dimitris Katsikas
  • Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
  • Maria Zafiropoulou
Series Title
New Perspectives on South-East Europe
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68798-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68798-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68797-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
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