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To the Crucible: An Irish engagement with the Greek crisis and the Greek left

Sheehan, Helena (2013) To the Crucible: An Irish engagement with the Greek crisis and the Greek left. Irish Left Review .

A monumental drama is playing out before our eyes. It is a true Greek tragedy. The plot: A society is being pushed to its limits. The denouement is not yet determined, but survival is at stake and prospects are precarious. Greece is at the sharp end of a radical and risky experiment in how far accumulation by dispossession can go, how much expropriation can be endured, how far the state can be subordinated to the market. It is a global narrative, but the story is a few episodes ahead here. Greece is the crucible. It is a caldron where concentrated forces are colliding in a process that will bring forth either a reconfiguration of capitalism or the dawn of its demise.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:economic crisis; ideology; Greece; Syriza; Ireland; left; social movements; communism; socialism; capitalism; Athens; Alexis Tsipras; general strike; protest
Subjects:Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > International relations
Humanities > History
Social Sciences > Ethnicity
Social Sciences > Mass media
Social Sciences > Public administration
Humanities > Culture
Social Sciences > Tourism
Social Sciences > Globalization
Social Sciences > Migration
Humanities > Philosophy
Social Sciences > Social psychology
Social Sciences > Multiculturalism
Social Sciences > Racism
Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Communications
Publisher:Irish Left Review
Official URL:http://www.irishleftreview.org/2013/01/21/crucible...
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17743
Deposited On:05 Feb 2013 11:14 by Helena Sheehan . Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 14:58

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