Greece, Financialization and the EU: The Political Economy by Vassilis K. Fouskas, Constantine Dimoulas

By Vassilis K. Fouskas, Constantine Dimoulas

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When the worldwide monetary obstacle unfold to Europe and its vulnerable outer edge throughout the banking zone, few meditated that the genuine factors of the obstacle didn't live purely within the defective architectures of globalisation and ecu integration but additionally in a said power-shift to the 'global East'. The authors attach the 'local' with the 'global', and the 'local' with the 'European'. during this context, Fouskas and Dimoulas scrutinize the monetary, geopolitical and old underpinnings of the present Greek debt difficulty that threatens not only the unity of the eu Union, however the complete safety structure of the Euro-Atlantic international. through deciding on the 'debt problem' as being one of many 'birthmarks' of Greece glided by the country's one hegemonic grasp onto one other, they problem the present half-truths in regards to the modern debt hindrance in Greece and the Euro-zone.

'The authors have performed a good task when it comes to the point of interest of the publication. yet extra importantly their emphasis at the Political financial system size of the 'Great Recession' because it has affected Greece specifically provides an excellent worth to the e-book no longer continuously preferred by way of the profession.' - Philip Arestis, collage of Cambridge, UK

'The ebook, written from the point of view of lengthy traces via background, opens a brand new standpoint at the worldwide and the eu trouble. Intimate wisdom of Greece and its background is mixed with a globalist view of the financialized international. it's the pressure among the 2, which permits many attention-grabbing and new insights. even though i'm much less pessimistic approximately Greece or even extra pessimistic in regards to the way forward for the Euro-zone than the authors, the ebook is thought-provoking and unique and merits a wide readership.' - Heiner Flassbeck, United international locations convention on exchange and improvement (UNCTAD), Switzerland

'This is a lucid, artistic and insightful exposition of the Greek/Euro-zone obstacle. visible from the leading edge theoretical point of view of 'global fault-lines' and the power-shift to Asia, the authors have produced a notable and thought-provoking theoretical and ancient narrative, that is either a punchy polemic and a magnificent accumulating of empirical facts. it is strongly recommended studying for everyone wishing to come back to phrases with the worldwide power-shift that's unfolding sooner than our eyes.' - Bülent Gökay, Keele college, UK

'This is a primary ebook. It narrates the reality and the drama of the Greek humans attributable to remarkable neo-liberal guidelines of austerity - the true social danger.' - Giulio Sapelli, collage of Milan, Italy

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The word hekatompedon (100-footer) is often used to describe a large temple, though some think it may simply refer to a part of the Acropolis. The inscription also refers to oikemata (rooms or structures) in the Hekatompedon, which treasurers are to open every ten days to ensure that the treasure kept therein is safe. The inscription is carved on a reused metope (part of the frieze) of the mid-sixth-century temple, so we know that the early limestone temple with lion and bulls (see figs. 25, 26) had been dismantled by the mid-480s, presumably to make way for a new temple.

A secondary line of fortification apparently ran around the lower slopes of the Acropolis, probably bringing other sources of water within safe reach of the citadel. C. The loss of the palace has also removed possible contemporary written accounts of Athens in the Bronze Age. At other palace sites—Mycenae, Pylos, Thebes, Knossos— archives written in a primitive form of Greek known as Linear B are preserved on clay tablets, carrying records of various administrative transactions. The Homeric epics, how- 12 13, 14 15 20 PREHISTORIC PERIOD ever, do preserve a memory of both the palace and the early worship of Athena on the Acropolis: And she [Athena] made him [Erechtheus] to dwell in Athens, in her own rich sanctuary, and there the youths of the Athenians, as the years roll on, seek to win his favor with sacrifices of bulls and rams.

Amples have been recovered, many of them from southern Attica. PEISISTRATOS Despite Solon’s reforms, tensions among the aristocratic families continued. Three major factions or clans were involved, each of whom occupied a spe- 23. Marble kouros from Sounion, ca. c. ] 24. A statue of a woman named Phrasikleia and a kouros, found in the cemetery at Merenda (ancient Myrrhinous), in south Attica. cific geographical part of Attica: the Alkmaionidai, led by Megakles, controlled the coastal areas; the clan of Lykourgos (possibly the Eteoboutadai) held the city and much of the plain; and the Peisistratids, led by Peisistratos, claimed the inland parts of Attica.

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