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Greece in a European context

This interdisciplinary anthology presents current crisis and discourse phenomena in Greece and Europe from various fields of research. Greece has aroused enormous research interest due to the sovereign debt and euro crisis, but despite all of this the German social science research is lagging behind the current developments and political debates in Greece. The concern of the anthology is therefore to dare to take a first step in this direction in order to give the German discourse a different insight into the Greek “Pandora's Box” and to provide critical suggestions on the current state of Greece and Europe. The interdisciplinary approach pursues various theoretical and thought traditions that complement each other in order to better understand the complex Greek and European processes of change.

The content

Causes and ways out of the crisis in a European context ● Discourse phenomena of the crisis ● Cultural and historical narratives of the crisis ● The European Troika politics and its consequences: Critical analyzes of the present ● Urban areas of crisis and their metamorphoses

The target groups

  • Politicians
  • Social scientists
  • Journalists
  • Humanities students
  • People interested in Greece

The publishers

Aristotelis Agridopoulos is a research assistant at the chair International Comparison and Political Theory of the University of Siegen.

Dr. Ilias Papagiannopoulos is Assistant Professor for Contemporary Political Philosophy at the University of Piraeus.


Democracy Europe Financial Crisis Greece Debt Crisis Transformation
  • Aristotelis Agridopoulos
  • Iliad Papagiannopoulos
  1. 1. Chair of Political ScienceUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2. PiräusGreece

About the editors

Aristotelis Agridopoulos is a research assistant at the chairInternational Comparison and Political Theory of the University of Siegen.

Dr. Iliad Papagiannopoulos is assistant professor forContemporary Political Philosophy at the University of Piraeus.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleGreece in a European context
  • Book SubtitleCrisis and Crisis Discourses
  • Editors Aristotelis Agridopoulos
    Iliad Papagiannopoulos
  • Series TitleState - Sovereignty - Nation
  • Series Abbreviated TitleVoigt, State
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-07240-7
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden2016
  • Publisher NameSpringer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Science and Law (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-658-07239-1
  • eBook ISBN978-3-658-07240-7
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages VII, 335
  • Number of Illustrations7 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsInternational Political Economy
    Political Theory
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