The Greek crisis and European modernity
Title: The Greek crisis and European modernity
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, Identities and Modernities in Europe
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; [Cultural Pluralism]
This collection explores the current economic and political crisis in Greece and more widely in Europe. Greece is used to illustrate and exemplify the contradictions of the dominant paradigm of European modernity, the ruptures that are inherent to it, and the alternative modernity discourses that develop within Europe. By critically reviewing the 'alternative' path to modernization that Greece has taken, the authors question whether the current Greek economic and political-moral crisis is the resulting failure of this 'alternative' or 'deviant' modernization model or whether it is the result of a wider crisis in the dominant European economic and political modernity paradigm.
Table of Contents:
-- Introduction : is Greece a modern European country? / Anna Triandafyllidou, Ruby Gropas, Hara Kouki -- International bubbles, currency union and national failures : the case of Greece and the euro / Loukas Tsoukalis -- We are all Greeks now! the crisis in Greece in its European and global context / Yanis Varoufakis -- On the Jacobin dimension of Greek constitutional tradition / Ioannis A. Tassopoulos -- Memoranda : Greek exceptionalism or the mirror of Europe's future? / George Katrougalos -- Religion in contemporary Greece : a modern experience? / Thalia Dragonas -- The Orthodox church in Greece today / Stavros Zoumboulakis -- The crisis and the welfare state in Greece : a complex relationship / Manos Matsaganis -- Is the crisis a watershed moment for the Greek welfare state? the chances for modernization amidst an ambivalent EU record on social Europe / Maria Petmesidou -- Postscript : cultural dualism revisited / Nikiforos Diamandouros