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Crucible of Resistance

Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis



Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Crucible of Resistance"

Syriza’s victory in the recent Greek general election has shaken the foundations of the Western political establishment and has given new hope to the millions suffering the austerity measures imposed by the European Troika. Many people are discussing how this has happened and what it is about Greece that has created such a centre of radicalism?

Written by Deputy Finance Minister and chief economics spokesman for Syriza Euclid Tsakalotos and economist Christos Laskos, Crucible of Resistance argues that Greece’s exceptionalism is largely a myth. The blame game that has been played by the EU powers is an ideological tool used to shift attention from the realities of both European and global capitalist economic order.

By alienating an entire nation of people, the Troika has revealed the internal contradictions of the modern neoliberal establishment, as well as the inadequacies of the earlier social-democratic Keynesian regime. Tsakalotos and Laskos suggest that there is very little that differentiates Greece from other countries struggling under austerity, and that parties such as Syriza could usher in a new, democratic and socialist era across the continent.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Laskos Christos, Tsakalotos Euclid
Κατηγορία: πολιτική
ISBN: 9780745333809
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/09/2013
Εκδότης: Pluto Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 192
Περιλαμβάνει: 1 Paperback / softback
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 233 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 37 figures, 12 tables

Περιεχόμενα

  • List of figures and tables
  • Introduction: The Greek Crisis In Context
  • 1: Neo-Liberalism As Modernization
  • 2: The Greek Economy And Society On The Eve Of The Crisis
  • 3: The Eurozone Crisis In Context
  • 4 From Crisis To Permanent Austerity
  • 5 The Underdogs Strike Back
  • 6: Out Of The Mire: Arguments Within The Greek Left
  • Notes
  • Index


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