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Articles for the tag “Austerity”



Creston Davis


Creston Davis is the Founding Director of The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS). He is the co-author with Slavoj Zizek & John Milbank of Paul’s New Moment and the editor of The Monstrosity of Christ, co-editor with Slavoj Zizek & Clayton Crockett of Hegel and the Infinite, and with Marcus Pound & Clayton Crockett, Theology after Lacan: A Passion for the Real. He is the co-editor of Insurrections, a book series published by Columbia University Press. His forthcoming book is The Contradictions of America (with Alain Badiou).



Jonathan Wiltshire


Jon Wiltshire is a freelance journalist, living and working in Athens, Greece. He recently graduated from the London School of Economics. He blogs and tweets about the effects of the Eurozone crisis on Greece.



Michalis Spourdalakis

Political Scientist

Michalis Spourdalakis is professor of political science at Athens University.



Why Greece is to blame for the Greek crisis

The wrong vote

Yesterday, stubborn people made an erroneous choice because they are mislead enough to ignore the fact that their corrupt and inefficient domestic system is breaking their backs – and not an evil-spirited Europe.

by Alexander Görlach 06.07.2015



Why Greece needs to refuse further austerity

The Greek Tragedy

The Greek people must be bold enough to refuse any further austerity. Not only for their sake, but also for the sake of European democracy.

by Creston Davis 10.01.2015



Germany's Quest for Austerity

It's Politics, Stupid

Germany continues to push for austerity abroad – and has helped to spark a populist reaction in Italy. Maybe Europeans can learn a lesson from the US about failed interventionism.

by Stefano Casertano 14.03.2013



The Effects of Austerity

With Fists in Their Pockets

In Greece, news of a return to economic growth is more or less meaningless to those thoroughly affected and thoroughly angered. Politicians should focus on repairing people’s lives, not on GDP growth.

by Jonathan Wiltshire 29.05.2013



Hardship in Greece

A Greek Picture

Five years after the outbreak of the euro crisis, Greece still lies in shambles. The government and the Troika cling to hopes of “pre-crisis prosperity” but reality paints a different picture – a very, very bleak one.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 19.09.2013



The Institutionalisation of Austerity

The Italian Job

The Italian case shows that the Eurozone is still a long way from pre-crisis prosperity and that the horsemen of the austerity apocalypse are within reach.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 20.11.2013



Why Greece should not leave the Eurozone

Uncertain Silver Linings

Unlike other European politicians, Alexis Tspiras may not be making empty promises. He may actually present a chance for real change. Radical change.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 07.01.2015

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