The dog that barked but did not bite: Greek foreign policy under the populist coalition of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks, 2015-2019

Chryssogelos, Angelos (2021) The dog that barked but did not bite: Greek foreign policy under the populist coalition of SYRIZA-Independent Greeks, 2015-2019. Comparative European Politics, 19 (6). pp. 722-738. ISSN 1472-4790

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Abstract / Description

The election in Greece in 2015 of a governing coalition of populist parties—the radical left SYRIZA and the right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL)—created questions about Greece’s foreign policy orientation, particularly its alignment with Euro-Atlantic institutions and a potential rapprochement with non-Western powers. Yet these fears proved unfounded after Greece accepted a new bailout from the Eurozone in the summer of 2015. The trajectory of Greek foreign policy in this period points to an increase in the influence of populism on rhetoric and symbolic actions in the first six months of the government’s tenure, followed by a gradual decline of populism’s visibility for the rest of its term until 2019. On the whole, populism had a marginal influence on the content of Greek foreign policy during the years of the economic crisis, although it was more important in terms of rhetoric, style and domestic political strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The version of record of this article, first published in Comparative European Politics, is available online at Publisher’s website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41295-021-00258-1.
Uncontrolled Keywords: populism; foreign policy; EU crisis; Greece; SYRIZA
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Angelos Chryssogelos
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 08:17
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7421

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