Foreign Policy Under Austerity: Greece's Return to by Spyridon N. Litsas, Aristotle Tziampiris

By Spyridon N. Litsas, Aristotle Tziampiris

This publication examines the continuities and monstrous adjustments in Greek international coverage earlier than the start and through the unfolding of the commercial drawback. even though up formerly, major recognition has been forged at the upward push of the neo-Nazi circulate, the abuses and dysfunctions of the Greek financial system, and the mammoth social ramifications of unemployment, much less is known concerning the effect on Greek international relations and international coverage. This collective paintings not just makes an attempt to delineate destiny traits in Greek international coverage, but in addition seeks to discover the present occasions that resemble extra a Greek tragedy than the systemic demanding situations that each country has to stand. This edited quantity, really unique in its box of research, should be of curiosity to diplomacy teachers, overseas coverage pros, Politics and fiscal scholars and most people who persist with advancements referring to Greece and the ecu Union, besides theoretical debates surrounding overseas Relations.

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The author would personally add the failure of leaders themselves to understand the idea of Europe, and the consequent development of a culture that views the EU as a cash cow, which led to governing in a financially unsustainable manner and eventually led to the Greek crisis. These attitudes did not stop in the realm of public policy and EU funding but were also transferred to the foreign policy realm, which led to the inflated expectation that Europe would somehow see Greece as an equal partner in many of its geostrategic interests.

Gerry Alons adds the international dimension to this model by arguing that the international system, its structure, and thus its stability, become an important point of consideration if not a constraint for states’ preferences by affecting the states’ vulnerability (Alons 2007: 220) He argues that when external polarity is high, then states are more likely to pay attention to domestic interests since the international system is rather stable, given that high external polarity means uneven distribution of power, and the higher the polarity the more stable the international system is (Alons 2007: 219).

7. Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou (2013, 2015) support the view that every prime minister in Greece since 1974 has been an emperor without clothes due to the fact that the position does not have the luxury of centralizating resources. Although the argument is very interesting, presented in the most eloquent way, modern Greek history shows differently. From 1974 to today, only one prime minister was forced to go to elections due to an internal mutiny in his party, namely Konstantinos Mitsotakis in 1993.

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