The people in the ‘here and now’: populism, modernization and the state in Greece

Chryssogelos, Angelos (2017) The people in the ‘here and now’: populism, modernization and the state in Greece. International Political Science Review, 38 (4). pp. 473-487. ISSN 0192-5121

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The term ‘populism’ has gained renewed prominence in Greece during the Eurozone crisis, in both public and academic debates. In this article I conceptualize populism as a discourse of territorial and temporal particularism, which challenges the way a state has been incorporated into the international political and economic system. Based on this definition, I question whether oppositional discourses employed by partisan actors or official power are wholesale and genuine expressions of populism. Thus, I contest the notion that Greece failed due to populism. Instead I draw attention to a failure in the official legitimation of modernization by state elites that long preceded the crisis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Populism, Greece, state, modernization, international, particularism, discourse, crisis
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Angelos Chryssogelos
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 15:21


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