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Police and Anarchy in Greece

Police and Anarchy in Greece

Austerity measures are increasing tension between Greek police and protesters. We need to be concerned, for as the recession in Europe continues, police in other countries may come to play similar roles.

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Irregular migration is a difficult test of the constructive interaction between two fixtures of modern political dialogue: the protection of individual human rights and the obligation of state’s to maintain security for their citizens.

‘Democracy is in Peril’: Agonistic Pluralism after the Greek Election

‘Democracy is in Peril’: Agonistic Pluralism after the Greek Election

What should be taken from the Greek election is that the political institutions of the country offered, and the electorate seriously considered, an alternative.

Can France and Germany Design a New European Contrat Social?

Can France and Germany Design a New European Contrat Social?

The future of Europe literally depends on the next Franco-German compromise. Europe cannot be governed by the European Central Bank.

Patterns, Challenges, and Strategic Choices in the Euro Crisis

Patterns, Challenges, and Strategic Choices in the Euro Crisis

The crisis in the Euro Area is enmeshed in an evolving global, and European, financial and economic crisis. Its dimensions are profound, historical, and structural. It raises the stakes in European integration to new heights.

The Children of Riots: Society, Violence and the Youth in Greece

The Children of Riots: Society, Violence and the Youth in Greece

Police brutality is now part of everyday life in Greece. Violence from extreme political circles of all directions is on the rise, and an overall feeling of everyone-against-everyone makes evident the crumbling of Greek society.Thus, the only thing that Greek Police seem to be good at is to provoke indignation.

Greece and the EU: United in Diversity

Greece and the EU: United in Diversity

The European community cannot stand idly by when one of its own members faces disintegration. The Union’s motto is: “United in diversity”. Now, more than ever, the EU must live up to this ideal.

Greek and EU Mentalities

Greek and EU Mentalities

Greece has been financially ill even before it joined the then EEC. The symptoms were chronic cronyism, high levels of nepotism, severe clientelism and acute individualistic mentalities. Why did banks continue lending to a country like Greece, especially since they knew the economic state of affairs the country has been in for decades?

Greece: Between Racism and Respect for Multiculturalism

Greece: Between Racism and Respect for Multiculturalism

All Greeks have to understand, before it is too late, that from now on we have to co-exist and live together with immigrants, illegal or not (but mostly the former). Therefore, this new reality has raised important questions regarding acceptance or marginalization, legalization, multiculturalism, and national security, or even sovereignty.

Stereotypical Images and Enemy Perceptions in the Greco-Turkish Conflict: Is it Possible to Change Stereotypes?

Stereotypical Images and Enemy Perceptions in the Greco-Turkish Conflict: Is it Possible to Change Stereotypes?

The Greco-Turkish conflict is a product of long-standing traumatic experiences that are based on Stereotypical Images of the Enemy. Both share a complicated mechanism that promotes patriotism by systematically devaluing the “other” via selective education, literature and the media

How the Greeks broke Europe

How the Greeks broke Europe

Greece is tiny, its economy only 3 per cent of the EU. But just as the world appeared to be clawing its way out of financial turmoil and recession, Greece reminded the markets that countries, as well as banks, can go bust. The EU has changed its poorer members less than its founders imagined. Perhaps this crisis—the most serious in the EU since its creation, according to Angela Merkel—will finally persuade Greece, and the other weaker economies, to make the reforms they have ducked since joining the euro.

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