The Balkan Prospect

Identity, Culture, and Politics in Greece after 1989

  • Authors
  • Vangelis┬áCalotychos

Part of the Studies in European Culture and History book series (SECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 1-13
  3. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 15-33
  4. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 35-57
  5. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 59-91
  6. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 93-119
  7. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 121-157
  8. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 159-199
  9. Vangelis Calotychos
    Pages 201-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-271

About this book


Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the borders hitherto separating Greek culture and society from its contiguous Balkan polities came down, and Greeks had to reorient themselves toward their immediate neighbors and redefine their place within Europe and the new, more fluid global order. Projecting the political foresight and mustering the modernization policies to succeed in such an undertaking turned out to be no small feat, especially as the regional conflicts that had lain dormant during the Cold War were revived. Synthesizing the cultural, political, and historical into a sophisticated, interdisciplinary analysis, this innovative study untangles the prolonged 'historical moment' in which Greece and Europe were effectively held hostage to events in the Balkans - just at the time when both hoped to serve as the region's welcoming hosts.


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