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the Syriza office in Zakynthos, where he showed us election literature and posters and described the range of the party's activities on the island. Syriza won the June election on the island and sent a left MP to the national parliament ...

Author: Helena Sheehan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583676257

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who were already enduring government-induced poverty, unemployment, and hunger. Finally, in response to dire “austerity” measures, the people of Greece stood up, forming, from their own historic roots of resistance, Syriza—the Coalition of the Radical Left. For those who caught the Syriza wave, there was, writes Helena Sheehan, a minute of “precarious hope.” A seasoned activist and participant-observer, Helena Sheehan adroitly places us at the center of the whirlwind beginnings of Syriza, its jubilant victory at the polls, and finally at Syriza’s surrender to the very austerity measures it once vowed to annihilate. Along the way, she takes time to meet many Greeks in tavernas, on the street, and in government offices, engage in debates, and compare Greece to her own economically blighted country, Ireland. Beginning as a strong Syriza supporter, Sheehan sees Syriza transformed from a horizon of hope to a vortex of despair. But out of the dust of defeat, she draws questions radiating hope. Just how did what was possibly the most intelligent, effective instrument of the Greek left self-destruct? And what are the consequences for the Greek people, for the international left, for all of us driven to work for a better world? The Syriza Wave is a page-turning blend of political reportage, personal reflection, and astute analysis.
2017-01-23 By Helena Sheehan

For those who caught the Syriza wave, there was, writes Helena Sheehan, a minute of “precarious hope.” A seasoned activist and participant-observer, Helena Sheehan adroitly places us at the center of the whirlwind beginnings of Syriza, ...

Author: Helena Sheehan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583676271

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who were already enduring government-induced poverty, unemployment, and hunger. Finally, in response to dire “austerity” measures, the people of Greece stood up, forming, from their own historic roots of resistance, Syriza—the Coalition of the Radical Left. For those who caught the Syriza wave, there was, writes Helena Sheehan, a minute of “precarious hope.” A seasoned activist and participant-observer, Helena Sheehan adroitly places us at the center of the whirlwind beginnings of Syriza, its jubilant victory at the polls, and finally at Syriza’s surrender to the very austerity measures it once vowed to annihilate. Along the way, she takes time to meet many Greeks in tavernas, on the street, and in government offices, engage in debates, and compare Greece to her own economically blighted country, Ireland. Beginning as a strong Syriza supporter, Sheehan sees Syriza transformed from a horizon of hope to a vortex of despair. But out of the dust of defeat, she draws questions radiating hope. Just how did what was possibly the most intelligent, effective instrument of the Greek left self-destruct? And what are the consequences for the Greek people, for the international left, for all of us driven to work for a better world? The Syriza Wave is a page-turning blend of political reportage, personal reflection, and astute analysis.
2017-01-23 By Helena Sheehan

Author: Helena Sheehan

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ISBN: 1583676287

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

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2016 By Helena Sheehan

Helena Sheehan notes her in book on Syriza, The Syriza Wave, that: [...] in government, instead of affirming and building on what this popular struggle had achieved, (Syriza) disregarded the popular demand for a new model of public ...

Author: Eva Połońska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030027100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book provides the most recent overview of media systems in Europe. It explores new political, economic and technological environments and the challenges they pose to democracies and informed citizens. It also examines the new illiberal environment that has quickly embraced certain European states and its impact on media systems, considering the sources and possible consequences of these challenges for media industries and media professionals. Part I examines the evolving role of public service media in a comparative study of Western, Southern and Central Europe, whilst Part II ventures into Europe’s periphery, where media continues to be utilised by the state in its quest for power. The book also provides an insight into the role of the European Union in preserving the independence and neutrality of public service media. It will be useful to students and researchers of political communication and international and comparative media, as well as democracy and populism.
2019-01-14 By Eva Połońska

SYRIZA more than doubled its parliamentary seats in that election. In February 2008, at Synaspismos's Fifth Party Congress, Alavanos announced ... SYRIZA Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Author: Elaine Thomopoulos

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854927

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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This latest volume in the Understanding Modern Nations series explores Greece, the birthplace of democracy and Western philosophical ideas. This thematic encyclopedia is one-of-its kind in its down-to-earth approach and comprehensive analysis of complex issues now facing Greece. It analyzes such topics as government and economics without jargon and brings a lighthearted approach to chapters on such topics as etiquette (e.g., what gestures to avoid so as not to offend), leisure (how Greeks celebrate holidays), and language (the meaning of "opa"). No other book on Greece is organized like this thematic encyclopedia, which has more than 200 entries on topics ranging from Archimedes to refugees. Unique to this encyclopedia is a "Day in the Life" section that explores the actions and thoughts of a high school student, a bank employee, a farmer in a small village, and a retired couple, giving readers a vivid snapshot of life in Greece.
2021-11-30 By Elaine Thomopoulos

Helena Sheehan, The Syriza Wave (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2017), 185; quoted in Anonymous, “Syriza,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriza#2004_general_election. 68. Staff, “Greek Prime Minister Condemns Sanctions ...

Author: Jack Marsh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438482668

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements. Levinas's big idea is that our lived sense of moral obligation occurs in an immediate experience of the otherness of the Other, and that moral meaning is grounded in alterity rather than identity. Yet he also held what seemed an inconsiderate, or "eurocentric," view of other cultural traditions. In Saying Peace, Jack Marsh explores this problem, testing the coherence and adequacy of Levinas's central philosophical claims. Using a twofold method of reconstruction and critique, Marsh conducts a holistic immanent evaluation of Levinas's major works, showing how the problem of eurocentrism, and abiding ambiguities in Levinas's political and religious thought, can be traced back to specific problems in his general philosophical methodology. Marsh offers an original analysis of Levinas's method that verifies and extends existing critical work by Jacques Derrida, Robert Bernasconi, Judith Butler, and others. This is the first book to foreground the normative question of chauvinism in Levinas's work, and the first to perform a holistic critical diagnosis of his general philosophical method. Jack Marsh received his PhD in philosophy from Binghamton University, State University of New York, and is a PhD candidate in theology at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the coeditor (with Matthew Burch and Irene McMullin) of Normativity, Meaning, and the Promise of Phenomenology.
2021-08-01 By Jack Marsh

See Helena Sheehan, Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left (New York: New York University Press, 2017), for a description of that time within the Greek left, which largely argues that Tsipras could and should have chosen ...

Author: Cynthia Kaufman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350139060

Category: Philosophy

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Arguing that we only have democracy when systems of power are held to account, Kaufman examines the real work being done to challenge the operations of power that underlie four unruly social problems: climate change, sweatshop labour, police abuse, and economic deprivation. In Challenging Power, Kaufman pairs each of these issues with an operation of power -- the large scale influence of multinational corporations; the power of governments; the authority of financial markets; and the control inherent in systems of meaning -- and using case studies like the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the killing of Eric Garner, forcefully demonstrates what is involved in challenging these operations of power. Advancing a positive message, Kaufman maintains that these networks are not omnipotent and can be challenged if we develop 'mechanisms of accountability' which allow us to conceptualise the nature of these problems and the actions required to resist them. Kaufman provides then, a model for ethical action that allows us to investigate and appreciate our own connections to the powerful forces that control our world.
2020-05-28 By Cynthia Kaufman

On the one hand, then, SYRIZA took part in a new wave of transnational contention: through its young cadres, the party engaged in the Global Justice Movement, participating in the Genoa anti-G8 protests in 2001, contributing to the ...

Author: Donatella della Porta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509511471

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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The ascendance of austerity policies and the protests they have generated have had a deep impact on the shape of contemporary politics. The stunning electoral successes of SYRIZA in Greece, Podemos in Spain and the Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) in Italy, alongside the quest for a more radical left in countries such as the UK and the US, bear witness to a new wave of parties that draws inspiration and strength from social movements. The rise of movement parties challenges simplistic expectations of a growing separation between institutional and contentious politics and the decline of the left. Their return demands attention as a way of understanding both contemporary socio-political dynamics and the fundamentals of political parties and representation. Bridging social movement and party politics studies, within a broad concern with democratic theories, this volume presents new empirical evidence and conceptual insight into these topical socio-political phenomena, within a cross-national comparative perspective.
2017-05-23 By Donatella della Porta

Sheehan, H. (2016) The Syriza Wave. Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left, ... Szelenyi, I. and Martin, B. (1988) 'The Three Waves of New Class Theories', Theory and Society, 17: 645–667. Taussig, M. (2013) 'I'm so Angry I Made a ...

Author: Carl Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317435501

Category: Political Science

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This is a broad ranging introduction to twenty-first-century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how the anarchist imagination has influenced the humanities and social sciences including anthropology, art, feminism, geography, international relations, political science, postcolonialism, and sociology. Drawing on a long historical narrative that encompasses the 'waves' of anarchist movements from the classical anarchists (1840s to 1940s), post-war wave of student, counter-cultural and workers' control anarchism of the 1960s and 1970s to the DIY politics and Temporary Autonomous Zones of the 1990s right up to the Occupy! Movement and beyond, the aim of this volume is to cover the humanities and the social sciences in an era of anarchist revival in academia. Anarchist philosophy and anarchistic methodologies have re-emerged in a range of disciplines from Organization Studies, to Law, to Political Economy to Political Theory and International Relations, and Anthropology to Cultural Studies. Anarchist approaches to freedom, democracy, ethics, violence, authority, punishment, homelessness, and the arbitration of justice have spawned a broad array of academic publications and research projects. But this volume remembers an older story, in other words, the continuous role of the anarchist imagination as muse, provocateur, goading adversary, and catalyst in the stimulation of research and creative activity in the humanities and social sciences from the middle of the nineteenth century to today. This work will be essential reading for scholars and students of anarchism, the humanities, and the social sciences.
2019-04-09 By Carl Levy

The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left. New York: Monthly Review Press. Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. Philanthropy or Solidarity? Ethical Dilemmas About Humanitarianism in Crisis Afflicted Greece.

Author: Kelly McKowen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030495985

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Migration across Europe's external and internal borders has introduced unprecedented sociocultural diversity, and with it, new questions about belonging, identity, and the incorporation of others into extant and emergent groups and communities. Bringing together leading cultural anthropologists, Digesting Difference offers a series of ethnographic studies that show incorporation to be a process rooted in the everyday encounters and exchanges between strangers, friends, lovers, neighbors, parents, workers, and others. Rich in ethnographic detail and ambitious in its theorizing, the volume tells the stories of Europe’s transformative engagement with sociocultural difference in the wake of migration associated with EU expansion, the Eurozone meltdown, and the 2015-2016 refugee crisis. It promises to be essential reading for scholars and students of cultural anthropology, migration, integration, and European studies.
2020-09-05 By Kelly McKowen