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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Exclusion from the future

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 pe...
 
 
 

The future of democracy in Greece

By David Wisner Wolfgang Munchau is right, but for reasons he does not suspect. In his column in this past Monday’s Financial Times, Munchau laments the implications of this most recent round of Eurozone negotiations with Gre...
 
 
 

Citizen: the pariah of the political sphere

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 mastere...
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New Media emerging

By Krystallia Kalachani It is late afternoon, June 2011, the temperature in Athens is high. I am still at work giving a last look at my social media accounts before I leave for home, there is calling for a gathering in Syntagma...
 
 
 

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Four things we learned on May 6

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...
 

 
 

What they’re saying about us now

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 ...
 
 
 

Why the media want you to blame Greece

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 do...
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Good citizenship: Not a theoretical concept… simply a “good thing”

By Ruth Sutton “1066 and All That,” a spoof history of England, gently assists its readers through the complexities of social change by inserting the regular insightful and analytical comment: “This was a good thing.” ...
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What are Greece good at?

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 tho...