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Contemporary Greece and Europe

ISBN 9781138734029
Published May 26, 2021 by Routledge
492 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2000:  Contemporary Greek society is characterized by an all-embracing trend for reform. This task, however, is constrained by problems of Greek polity rooted in the historical and political culture. This text explores the important facets of divergence between Greece and the EU, examining the process through which they affect the relative performance of the country in the economic, social, political and international relations fronts, together with significant attempts to modernize and rationalize internal and external policies and structures. The book is in five parts. In the first, introductory, section, Greece's Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, the late Yannos Kranidiotis, analyzes the fundamental objectives of Greek foreign policy, whilst the editors explore the challenges of EU membership for Greek domestic and foreign politics, and Greece's participation in the process of European integration. The second part deals with Greece and the EMU, the third analyzes the issues related to state modernization and adjustment. A fourth section examines the welfare state and related policies, and the final part analyzes Greece's foreign policy and external relations, with particular emphasis on the Balkans and Greek-Turkish relations.

Table of Contents

Part I: Contemporary Greece and Europe.  1. Contemporary Greece and Europe: Introduction and Synopsis, Elias Mossialos and Achilleas Mitsos.  2. The Fundamental Objectives of Greek Foreign Policy, Yannos Kranidiotis.  3. Greece in the EU: Domestic Reform Coalitions, External Constraints and High Politics, Loukas Tsoukalis.  4. Maximising Contribution to the European Integration Process as a Prerequisite for the Maximisation of Gains, Achilleas Mitsos.  Part II: Greece and EMU.  5. The Greek Economy Converging Towards EMU, Nicos Christodoulakis.  6. Greece and EMU: Prospects and Challenges, Nikoas C. Garganas.  7. The Greek Economy and the Euro, George Alogoskoufis.  8. EMU and Greek Macro-economic Policy in the 1990s, Michael G. Arghyrou.  Part III: State Modernisation and Adjustment.  9. Greece and the European Union after Amsterdam, Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Stelios Stavridis and Andreas Moschonas.  10. The Changing Role of the Greek State in View of EMU, Panagiotis Liargovas.  11. The Six Syndromes of Structural Adjustment: Or What Greek Privatisation Can Teach Us, George Pagoulatos.  12. Public Infrastructure as a Determinant Factor of the Econmic Performance of Greek Industrial Output, Emmanouel C. Mamatzakis.  13. Institutional Networks, Learning and Greece's Adaptation within European Regional Policy, Christos J. Paraskevopoulos.  14. Greek Orthodoxy and European Identity, Efterpe Fokas.  Part IV: Social Policies.  15. Social Protection in Greece in the Nineties: Reforming the 'Weak' Welfare State, Maria Petmesidou.  16. Poverty and Anti-poverty Policies in Greece and a Comparison with Other Mediterranean EU Member States, Panos Tsakloglou.  Part V: Foreign Policies and External Relations.  17. The Europeanisation of Greece's Foreign Policy: Progress and Problems, Panagiotis C. Ioakimidis.  18. Greece in a Post-Cold War Environment, Theodore A. Couloumbis.  19. Kosovo: A Greek Appraisal, Thanos Veremis.  20. Greece's Contribution to European Political Cooperation Policies Towards Former Yugoslavia, June 1991-January 1992: An Institutional Analysis, Aristotle Tziampiris.  21. Greece and the EU-Turkish Relationship, Harris C. Georgiades.  22. Greece and the Balkans: Economic Relations, Axel Sotiris Wallden.  23. Are Greek Companies that Invest in the Balkans in the 1990s Transational Companies? Lois Labrianidis.

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