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Political economy perspectives of the fall of the Greek monarchy

Tridimas, George (2016) Political economy perspectives of the fall of the Greek monarchy. In: 4th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Applied Economics “ECONOMY & DEMOCRACY”, Volos, Greece. Springer. 161 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The paper uses political economy perspectives to explore the abolition of monarchy in modern Greece. First it presents the oscillating fortunes of the Greek monarchy in the period 1832 – 1974. Noting that strictly speaking none of the standard explanations of the overthrow of the monarchy, war defeat, dissolution of the state, decolonization and revolution, applies to modern Greece, it embarks on an examination of proximate and ultimate causes of the fall of monarchy. In this connection, it analyses the legitimacy of the Greek monarchy, the erosion of its institutional credibility as a result of failures of the crown to abide by the constitutional rules it had promised to respect, and its rejection by the voters in the 1974 referendum that cut across the standard division of Right and Left and was overseen by a conservative incumbent.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Greece; monarchy; republic; revolution; democracy; commitment; head of state
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:37797
Deposited By: Professor George Tridimas
Deposited On:09 May 2017 15:58
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:29

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