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Crimes against ourselves

Posted  April 26, 2012  by  iankehoe

Recently I read that a group of Greek anti-austerity campaigners want to bring the government on trial for ‘crimes against humanity’ at the International Criminal Court. Understandably, there is considerable anti-government sentiment at the moment. However I’d like to offer another perspective on what is going on, one that might not be popular. The problem […]

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In defense of quiet activism

Posted  April 4, 2012  by  M P

By Maria Patsarika Last week I went to an interesting talk about the role of social sciences in these days of financial, political and social crisis and insecurity for Greece. Throughout the talk a critical question was lingering in the air, like the elephant in the room: “Why do most social scientists and intellectuals typically […]

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Citizenship in Greece in questions

Posted  February 26, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Despina Ventouri Despite the fact that the concept of citizenship has roots in ancient Greece, one must not confuse this with more modern definitions and forms of citizenship. First, citizenship and democracy were invented in city-states, where it was possible for an elite class of citizens to participate directly to the political process. Second, […]

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This is citizenship in action!

Posted  February 24, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Maria Patsarika October 27, 2011 may now seem as a distant instantané of the eurozone crisis. However, at that time, it was seen by many as a victorious day, after having agreed a deal that slashed the Greek debt to 50%. As with all such deals, however, this one, too, had winners and losers; […]

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Greek Election Coverage 2012

Posted  May 5, 2012  by  PR

Hellenic Elections Election Central 2012 Rolling coverage by the team at the Dukakis Center of elections in Greece, France, and Serbia. Monday 23:34 No comment. Tuesday 01:05 Griechenland its unregierbar. Tuesday 00:27 Wealthy Frenchmen are taking their money and running. Maybe they will find some Greeks who left early to avoid the new taxes. Tuesday […]

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Business & Politis Forum – Livestream

Posted  December 5, 2012  by  PR
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The Citizenship we need now is about transforming institutions

Posted  March 27, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Ian Kehoe In these unprecedented times in Greece, it is more important than ever to question the purposes and outcomes of social projects and institutions in order to make sure we are really tackling the underlying causes and behaviours that led us to this crisis. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in alternative […]

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In search of a Greek social contract

Posted  February 24, 2012  by  DW

By David Wisner I’ve been thinking a lot about the American Declaration of Independence. Let me explain by way of an anecdote. Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s long-time business associate, is blind in one eye, owing to complications in a cataract operation. As Alice Schroeder tells the story, Munger never blamed the doctor, instead accepting responsibility […]

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Greeks not trying hard enough

Posted  April 5, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Livingston Merchant I just read the article entitled “The Greeks aren’t even trying,” in a blog named Testosterone Pit by Wolf Richter. I work as a professor of history and international affairs at Raparin University in Ranya, Kurdistan. It is a very small city in northern Iraq near the Iranian border, with no post […]

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New meaning to the word demos

Posted  February 24, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Laura Strieth “Iceland Mob Rule” is what the Guardian called it but to me it seems like an evolved form of democracy. A country with the oldest continuous parliament dating back to 930, had the 3rd largest financial meltdown in human history and as a response: rid themselves of their government, the central bank […]

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Inspiration Exchange

Posted  May 16, 2012  by  PR

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Citizen: the pariah of the political sphere

Posted  May 8, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Dimitrios Machairas “Man is a political animal”, said The Philosopher some twenty-four centuries ago in a stroke of insight and conciseness… One might expect that, after all this time, humans would have mastered their egotistical instincts, perfected their political systems, and optimized the promotion of the common good through collective governance. Unfortunately, we are […]

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Four things we learned on May 6

Posted  May 9, 2012  by  DW

By David Wisner The crisis in Greece is political. Very few of the reforms the governments of George Papandreou and Lucas Papademos pledged to undertake in exchange for loans from the Troika have materialized. The evaluation of public sector employees to have begun this week has been put off indefinitely. Very little has been done […]

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Livebloging and streaming at ACT

Posted  April 10, 2013  by  PR

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What are Greece good at?

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  DW

By David Wisner There is good news and bad news this week from the birthplace of democracy. On the one hand, according to findings from the European Values Study published by Tilburg University in Holland, more than 80% of those polled in Greece showed support for a democratic regime. This is clearly the highest average in the […]

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Exclusion from the future

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  PR

By Paschos Mandravelis* Ultimately, youth unemployment is not just a Greek phenomenon, nor is it limited to Europe. It is a global threat to stability and to our societies’ ability to reproduce. Worse than the fact that 13 percent of people aged between 15 and 24 worldwide are out of work is that 6 million […]

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Why the media want you to blame Greece

Posted  June 11, 2012  by  iankehoe

By Ian Kehoe               Looking through some of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers recently I found myself shocked and equally intrigued by the vilification of Greece, this corrupt little country that had brought down Europe and irritated those poor suffering markets so much… so much so that I was half expecting a headline saying ‘Greece causes man to […]

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What they’re saying about us now

Posted  July 10, 2012  by  MK

An annotated collection of recommended articles about Greece and the eurozone, updated regularly by Politis’ summer staff intern, Miriam Kamil. To July 5, 2012 Ann Appelbaum of the Washington Post had this to say on June 29 about the immediate post-election climate in Greece.  It is an excellent recap of the events of the week […]

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