This collective study examines the transformation (metamorphosis) that Greece has experienced over the course of the 20th century by exploring its gradual evolution into a consolidated democracy, an advanced economy in the Eurozone and a balanced partner in the EU and NATO promoting a stabilizing role in southeastern Europe.
The book examines the variables contributing to the profiling of contemporary Greece, emphasizing the conceptual inertia bedevilling the studies of Greece in recent years by focusing on the elements that indicated the slow pace in the country's modernization. In conclusion, there is a need for Greece's constant commitment to functional adjustments regarding the country's economic, political and strategic priorities in order to promote effectively the role of regional stabilizer acting in concert with NATO and EU partners.
Part 1: The Evolving Content of the Greek Nation Part 2: Greek Foreign Policy - Debates and Priorities 1. Couloumbis; Greece in a Changing Strategic Setting 2. The United States and Greece in the 20th Century 3. The Cyprus Question - International Politics and the Failure of Peacemaking 4. Greece and The Balkans in the 20th Century Part 3: The Political Scene - Consolidating Democracy 5. The Greek Media Landscape 6. Science, Technology and the Environment 7. Greek Education in the 20th Century - A Long Process Towards a Democratic European Society 8. The Salience of the Greek Language in the European Union Melting Pot 9. The Legal Parameters of Church and State Relations in Greece Part 4: The Economy - Growth Without Equity 10. The Changing Role of Women in Greece 11. The Greek-American Coimmunity - Past Achievements and Future Opportunities Part 5: Greek-Turkish Relations - A New Era? 12. The Future of Greece in the European Union