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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 5–17.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to make, and it has been amply proven by the victory of the Greek Syriza party in the elections of January 2015. Campaigning against the eurozone program of austerity, Syriza won 36 percent of the vote in that election, as opposed to the 28 percent achieved by its nearest rival, New Democracy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2016
...George Bistis The year 2015 started with a great promise for austerity-harmed people in Greece, but within a few months the promise began to fade as reality sunk in. It was a year that the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) achieved a historic electoral triumph in Greece. SYRIZA came to power...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Danopoulos. Yanis Varoufakis — an articulate, Western-­educated economist and a self-­professed game theory fan — was appointed minister of finance in the first anti-­austerity, left-­ wing SYRIZA-­led government that came to power in Greece in January 2015, following two emergency bailout agreements...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of reasons had drastically dropped and the combined total of votes they controlled in Parliament this time around was not enough to produce the simple majority needed to govern. The Coalition of the Radical Left, a party better known by its acronym SYRIZA, another rising star on the Greek politi- cal...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 74–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
... victory by Syriza, the left-­wing party, as a protest against the government. Simitis also calls attention to a corollary danger that the so-­called core countries of the eurozone — Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands — may tire of the unending series of Greek bailouts and pull the plug...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the maritime security dimension of the Mediterranean Sea at Europe’s peril. The year 2015 was one that saw Greece hold two national elections — one in January and one in September, which reaffirmed the mandate of the Coali- tion of the Radical Left, also known as SYRIZA, under Alexis Tspiras. Greece...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 18–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... rectors threaten indefinite closure of all higher edu- cation if they are not exempted from government-­wide personnel reductions. • Further property taxes are announced with the then opposition party, Syriza, threatening to sue foreign property investors. • Twenty percent...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 30–52.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a coalition partner with the purportedly left-­ leaning SYRIZA; and Golden Dawn. None of these parties self-­identify as having affiliations with fascist ideas or as being racist. Instead, they claim to be safeguarding the Greek nation and Greek society and providing solu- tions to the economic crisis...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 55–70.
Published: 01 March 2016
... The year 2015 was a watershed for the relations of Greece with the Troika. Two important developments took place. First, the new government elected in January, comprising a two-­party coalition (the Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as SYRIZA, and the right nationalist Independent Greeks...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 49–68.
Published: 01 December 2015
... an alliance or a strategic partner- ship. The future of the relations between Israel and Greece depends on the domestic political developments in both countries, especially in Greece. The Coalition of Radical Left (Syriza) won the latest elections in Greece in Sep- tember 2015, as expected, and it chose...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 June 2017
... playing electoral field. From a com- 29. It is worth noting that in July 2016 the SYRIZA-­dominated government pushed through par- liament a new electoral law, which lowers the voting age to seventeen and eliminates the fifty-­seat bonus. Since the change was enacted with less than a two-­thirds...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
... integration on democratization processes, and European politics. Mediterranean Quarterly 28:3  Copyright 2017 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 132  Mediterranean Quarterly: September 2017 SYRIZA government (January to July 2015), and his American advisor James K. Gal- braith are also of interest...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 June 2015
... levels (28 percent) and Greece became saddled with an unsustainably high debt-­to-­GDP ratio (175 percent). The national elections in Greece on 25 January 2015 brought to power the radical leftist anti-­austerity party SYRIZA, under Alexis Tsipras, which formed a political coalition with the anti...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 149–152.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the first SYRIZA cabinet (January to July 2015). In this collection of speeches and essays, Galbraith counsels the leftist government to abandon the euro and return to the national currency, the drachma. Another book in this line is And the Weak Must Suffer What They Must? by the mercurial former...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 March 2017
... SYRIZA shows the accentuation of the problems identified by the authors. The introductory chapter identifies endemic problems that overlie the operations of Greece’s administrative machinery; the twin challenge of trust between leader and staff and the problems of clientelism. These factors...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 32–52.
Published: 01 December 2017
... cannot be considered a major determinant of Greek-Russian relations.26 An interesting period in Greek- Russian bilateral relations started in Janu- ary 2015, after the new left- wing government of SYRIZA came to power. It was a period of severe deterioration in EU- Greek relations amid...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 110–131.
Published: 01 December 2015
... consequences for the two precrisis parties — ND and PASOK — forcing them to form a coalition. The recent elections brought to power the leftist and hitherto marginal Syriza, which, too, was forced to enter in to a coalition with the small far-­right group Independent Greeks (ANEL). With virtually...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2016
... their tardy, inconsistent, and disorganized effort to manage the refugee crisis. The Greek government no doubt could have responded better and was slow to recognize the crisis. In fact, a strong case has been made that the Coali- tion of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) government in Athens exploited Greek...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 52–73.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the conservative party of Nea Dimokratia and the radical Left coalition, Syriza, which comprises mainly social democrats and euro-­communists but contains leftist groups as well. The two poles are opposed to any kind of cooperation, even in the extreme condition that the state is facing now; they each...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 48–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Opportunities for Right- Wing Extremism 65 charges. But this did not limit GD’s hate speech. A second reason, though not crucial in itself, is that the Greek government that came out of the elections of January 2015 (a two- party coalition, led by the left- wing SYRIZA) did not adopt an anti...