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Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean

SYRIZA

The Failure of the Populist Promise

Authors: Mudde, Cas

  • Provides the first book-length academic study of SYRIZA in the context of the Greek economic crisis 
  • Offers a coherent interpretation of recent Greek politics and the reasons for SYRIZA’s failure 
  • Written in a lively and accessible writing style which will appeal to a broad audience 
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About this book

This book studies the rollercoaster first year in office of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), which for many Europeans constituted the hope for a different Europe, beyond austerity and national egocentrism. Through a collection of sharp and short articles and interviews that critically chronicle the rapid rise of SYRIZA, the author argues that SYRIZA is not so much a new European phenomenon, but rather a rejuvenated form of an old Greek phenomenon, left populism, which overpromises and seldom delivers. By putting the phenomenon of SYRIZA within a broader Greek and European context, in which political extremism and populism are increasingly threatening liberal democracy, Mudde argues that Greece is neither a new Weimar Germany nor the future of Europe. As SYRIZA has failed to bring the change it promised, the only remaining question now is whether it can establish itself in the Greek party system. This book will be of use to students and scholars interested in Greek politics, comparative politics, populism, and extremism. 

About the authors

Cas Mudde is Associate Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia, USA, and Researcher at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is a leading expert on the far right and populism in Europe.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47479-3
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Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47478-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SYRIZA
Book Subtitle
The Failure of the Populist Promise
Authors
Series Title
Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47479-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47479-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47478-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 98
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics