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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Saying of the day: 4/3/13

“There are two Rules of Holes in politics. The first rule is well known: ‘When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.’ The second rule is less well known: ‘When you stop digging, you are still in a h...
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Wanted: leaders and local color

Surveying the panoply of contemporary European leaders, John Lloyd quips in Reuters, “All this grey almost makes you wish for Silvio Berlusconi to return, to lighten the mood.” “At times it seems that Europe, ...
 
 
 

Entrepreneurship in Greece: the state of play

Excerpts from an article in the Harvard Business Review by Michael G. Jacobides of the London Business School. “On the economic front, the government is trying its best to play up Greece’s ‘success story’...
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Athens, city of contrasts

By Krysta Kalachani I have been asked whether the Enri Canaj’s photographs of the darker sides of Athens are representative in any way of what is happening these days in Athens. I first saw them some time ago, in fact. I...
 
 
 

Whither the bourgeoisie?

I read a tongue-in-cheek article by the wags at Reform Watch Greece some weeks ago which got me thinking about one of my favorite Balzac stories, Cesar Birotteau. The middle class has been decimated, so the argument goes, the p...
 
 
 

Bazaar Ευθύνης

By Politis The third annual Philanthropic Bazaar (Bazaar Ευθύνης) took place this past weekend at the Thessaloniki Regency Casino. Some thirty non-profit charities and NGOs working with needy and handicapped children too...
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Administrative reform and the Greek parties

By Konstantinos Bouas The ongoing administrative reform effort is one of the most critical issues of concern for administrative science in Greece.  Considering the longstanding structural weaknesses of the public administrati...
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We can’t help it!

By David Wisner I often tell my politics students that people have a natural predisposition to act and think politically. What we do with this is the great challenge of contemporary citizenship and civic education. Two recent a...
 
 
 

Crisis plays leading role in Greek films

By Kirsten Allen From the outside, the Greek financial crisis is easily reduced to an exhausting series of bailouts, austerity deadlines and protests. But to the people who live with the fallout each day, it’s an existent...
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She faces the music

By Maria Patsarika “She faces the music” – I can’t think of a better way to express my own thoughts about Kiki Dimoula, a great (the greatest?) poet of our times, and the uproar that her apparently xenop...
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