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Public Discourses and Attitudes in Greece During the Crisis : Framing the Role of the European Union,
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More than six years after the outbreak of the crisis, the Greek economy is still trapped into a deep depression, with devastating economic and social consequences. This has affected the public discourses and attitudes of Greeks regarding both the country itself and its place in the EU.
This book presents the findings of new empirical research regarding shifts in public discourses and attitudes in Greek society as a result of the crisis. These have shown different shades of Euroscepticism and anti-German sentiments yet the reluctant acknowledgement of the need to stay in the Eurozone. It therefore serves as a case study of the impact of wider pressures and shifts weighing upon the EU and the way European societies perceive the integration process. It shows how economic crises have the potential to set in motion a fragmentation process, a new social and economic stratification also the result and resentment of strict policy conditionality, causing or deepening economic recession in the countries receiving it.
This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics, Greek and Southern European Studies, and more broadly to International Political economy and European Politics.