Edited by P.Sotiris) in Historical Materialism Book Series.
In 2010 Greece entered a period of extreme austerity measures, but also of intense struggles and protests. Social and political crisis led to tectonic shifts in the political landscape and the rise to power of SYRIZA. However, despite the impressive expression of resistance in the 2015 referendum, the EU-IMF-ECB ‘Troika’ managed to impose the continuation of the same politics of austerity, privatisations, and neoliberal reforms.
This social and political sequence poses important theoretical and analytical questions regarding capitalist crisis, public debt, European integration, political crisis, the new forms of protest and social movements, and the rise of neo-fascist parties. It also brings forward all the open questions regarding radical left-wing strategy today. The contributions in this volume attempt from different perspectives to deal with some of these theoretical and strategic questions using the Greek experience as a case study.
Contributors include: George Economakis, Stavros Mavroudeas, Ioannis Zisimopoulos, Alexios Anastasiadis, Maria Markaki, George Androulakis, Despina Paraskeva-Veloudogianni, Eirini Gaitanou, Alexandros Chrysis, Euclid Tsakalotos, Spyros Sakellaropoulos, Panagiotis Sotiris, Giannis Kouzis, Yiorgos Vassalos, Christos Laskos, Angelos Kontogiannis-Mandros.
A raíz de la corrida cambiaria y el vencimiento masivo de Lebac (Letras del Banco Central), ocurrido el pasado martes 15 de mayo, mucha gente se pregunta acerca de qué significan estas letras, y cuáles pueden ser las consecuencias de su crecimiento exponencial (desde diciembre de 2015 su monto de Lebac prácticamente se multiplicó por […]
a través de Lebac, explicación sencilla de su crecimiento explosivo — Rolando Astarita [Blog]
Yesterday, the US stock market fell by the most in one day since mid-2007, just before the credit crunch, the banking crash and the start of the Great Recession. Is history set to repeat itself? Well, the old saying goes that history never repeats itself but it rhymes. In other words, there are echoes of […]
a través de Stock market crash: 1987, 2007 or 1937? — Michael Roberts Blog
The video of my comment in Press TV’s News in Brief program on the conclusion of the 2nd review of the Greek Adjustment Program and its inability to solve the Greek crisis. The transcript of the comment is the following: Comment in Press TV News in Brief program on the conclusion of the 2nd […]
a través de Comment in Press TV News in Brief program on the conclusion of the 2nd review of the Greek Adjustment Program and its inability to solve the Greek crisis — Stavros Mavroudeas Blog
Aquí está una charla que impartí en la Facultad de Estudios Superiores de Acatlán de la UNAM el martes 25 de abril de 2017.
Back in 2012 when Japanese PM Abe came to power, he launched a new economic policy that was supposed to get Japan out of its seemingly permanent deflationary stagnation. The ‘three arrows’ of this policy were 1) to print money and take interest rates down to zero and beyond to stimulate consumer spending – so-called […]
a través de Abenomics: an update — Michael Roberts Blog