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Foreign Policy Under Austerity

Greece's Return to Normality?

  • Spyridon N. Litsas
  • Aristotle Tziampiris
  • Addresses the key issue of how the Greek crisis has affected Greek diplomacy and foreign policy

  • Provides a unique analysis which focuses on Greece's recovery rather than the origins of the crisis

  • Delineates possible future trends in Greek diplomacy


About this book


This book examines the continuities and substantial transformations in Greek foreign policy before the beginning and during the unfolding of the economic crisis. Although up until now, significant attention has been cast on the rise of the neo-Nazi movement, the abuses and dysfunctions of the Greek economy, and the immense social ramifications of unemployment, less is understood about the impact on Greek diplomacy and foreign policy. This collective work not only attempts to delineate future trends in Greek foreign policy, but also seeks to explore the current events that resemble more a Greek tragedy than the systemic challenges that every nation has to face. This edited volume, quite original in its field of analysis, will be of interest to International Relations academics, foreign policy professionals, Politics and Economic students and the general public who follow developments pertaining to Greece and the European Union, as well theoretical debates surrounding International Relations.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Spyridon N. Litsas
    • 1
  • Aristotle Tziampiris
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.University of PiraeusGreece

About the editors

Spyridon N. Litsas is Associate Professor of International Relations Theory at the University of Macedonia and is a visiting fellow at the Supreme College of War of the Hellenic Army. He is also an International Exchange Scholar Alumni of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. 

Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris is Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus. He is also Standing Fellow at New York University's Remarque Institute and Academic Advisor to the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC).

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