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Modern Greece

Author: Stathis N Kalyvas
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Modern Greece is the go-to resource for understanding both the present turmoil and the deeper past that has brought the country to where it is now


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stathis N Kalyvas
ISBN: 9780199948772 0199948771 0199948798 9780199948796
OCLC Number: 876285798
Description: xii, 242 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. What is Greece? --
What is this book about? --
Why Greece now? --
What is the weight of ancient Greece on the present? --
What have Greeks thought about themselves? --
In what sense is Greece a pioneer? --
What is Greece's lesser-known record of achievements? --
How to reconcile disasters and achievements? --
II. Emergence --
How did modem Greece come into being? --
What was the Greek nationalist movement? --
Where did Greek nationalism come from? --
Who were the nationalists? --
How did they rebel? --
Who rebelled? --
How did they fight? --
What was the outcome? --
How was the war internationalized? --
How did the rebellion spur the rise of humanitarian intervention? --
What explains the love-hate relationship between the West and Greece? --
III. Building --
How was the new state built? --
How did nation building succeed? --
What was the Great Idea? --
Who were the unredeemed Greeks? What were the consequences of Irredentist foreign policy? --
What was the Macedonian conflict? --
How did democracy come to Greece? --
How did the new democratic institutions operate? --
How did Greece become a nation of small farmers? --
Was Greece a failed state? --
What was the state of the economy? --
What led to successive defaults? --
How did Greece build an infrastructure? --
How did Greece double up its territory? --
How was Greece transformed? --
IV. Turmoil --
What was the National Schism? --
What happened in the aftermath of World War I? --
What was the Anatolian disaster? --
What was the impact of the population exchange? --
What was the impact of the Great Depression? --
How did communism emerge in Greece? --
What was the Metaxas regime? --
How did Greece enter World War II? --
What was the Greek Civil War? --
How did foreign occupation morph into civil war? --
What explains the transformation of the Communist Party? --
What explains the paradox of late and mass collaboration in Greece? How did liberation give way to more civil war? --
How did the Civil War restart and end? --
What was the legacy of the Civil War? --
What was the nature of the postwar political order? --
V. Takeoff --
What was the state of Greece in the aftermath of the Civil War? --
How did Greece take off? --
What caused the 1967 military coup? --
What was the military regime like? --
Is there a never-ending Greco-Turkish rivalry? --
What is the Cyprus issue about? --
What is the Aegean Sea Dispute? --
How was democracy restored? --
Where did the new party system come from? --
How did the transition shape political culture? --
What was the political legacy of the cultural shift? --
What were the dynamics of terrorism in Greece? --
How did Greece join the EEC and with what consequences? --
What were the economic consequences of the transition to democracy? --
What was Greek socialism? --
What were PASOK's three key contradictions? --
How did PASOK shape Greece? --
Why did administrative capacity decline? What were some of the effects of maladministration? --
What was the effect of populism on social norms and behavior? --
How did PASOK shape the economy? --
How did economic stagnation give way to economic boom? --
VI. The Great Crisis --
How did Greece go from economic boom to bust? --
What triggered the crisis? --
What were the European institutional causes of the crisis? --
What were the domestic economic causes of the crisis? --
What were the domestic political causes of the crisis? --
What was the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies? --
What did the adjustment program achieve? --
What went wrong? --
Why did it go wrong? --
Was Grexit a sound option? --
What was the political fallout of the crisis? --
Why did Greece choose the way it did? --
Onward to where? --
VII. Future --
What are the seven boom-bust-bailout cycles of Greek history? --
How does Greece's past inform its present and future?
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Stathis Kalyvas.


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Kalyvas' slim volume puts this story into perspective with remarkable clarity and brevity. If you read one general introduction to Greek politics, this should be it. * Foreign Affairs, Andrew Read more...

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