The Conservative Revolution and Austerity Politics in Greece (Konstantinos Karpozilos)


Date: Nov 21, 2013

A talk by Konstantinos Karpozilos, Niarchos Postdoctoral Fellow, Blinken European Institute.

Since 2009, the Greek crisis has exemplified the limitations of the Eurozone project and has demonstrated the transformations of the postwar social consensus. Even though much emphasis is given on the social consequences of austerity politics, the Greek case also reveals the rise of conservative politics and the absence of a viable alternative program.

Resistance to austerity often appears cloaked in nostalgia for a harmonious past, lacking the vision for a radical breakthrough. Why is the Left trapped in history and why is this a danger for democracy?

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Date: Nov 21, 2013

A talk by Konstantinos Karpozilos, Niarchos Postdoctoral Fellow, Blinken European Institute.

Since 2009, the Greek crisis has exemplified the limitations of the Eurozone project and has demonstrated the transformations of the postwar social consensus. Even though much emphasis is given on the social consequences of austerity politics, the Greek case also reveals the rise of conservative politics and the absence of a viable alternative program.

Resistance to austerity often appears cloaked in nostalgia for a harmonious past, lacking the vision for a radical breakthrough. Why is the Left trapped in history and why is this a danger for democracy?

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