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When the Greeks loved the Germans:The political economy of King’s Otto reign

Tridimas, George (2017) When the Greeks loved the Germans:The political economy of King’s Otto reign. In: German-Greek Yearbook of Political Economy, Volume 1/2018. ACCEDO Verlag Holler, München, Munich, Germany, pp. 2-31. ISBN 978-3-88278-300-1 [Book section]

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In 1832 Prince Otto Wittelsbach of Bavaria was appointed King of the newly founded independent Greek state. Otto’s reign was a momentous period for Greece, initially under Regency then under Otto as an absolute ruler and from 1843 as a constitutional monarch until his expulsion in 1862. Using the historical record the paper focuses on three political economy questions, namely, the rationale for the foundation of a state, which relates to the provision of public goods and rent distribution, the constitutional order of the state regarding the choice between monarchy or republic, and the emergence of democracy by revolution or evolution.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Greece; King Otto; monarchy; revolution; democracy; commitment; rent creation and rent seeking; constitutional exchange
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:39715
Deposited By: Professor George Tridimas
Deposited On:13 Mar 2018 14:28
Last Modified:13 Mar 2018 14:28

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