Greek and Bulgarian Peasants: Aspects of their Socio-Political Situation During the Inter-War Period

  • Nicos P. Mouzelis


Part I of this book provided an overall view of the historical development of Greek capitalism, whereas in Part II an attempt was made to examine, critically and in the light of the Greek case, some crucial debates in the sociology of development literature. These two frameworks (the historial and the theoretical) laid the ground for a closer examination of the relationship between class structure and politics in certain crucial phases of Greek underdevelopment. The aim in Part III is not to give a systematic account of the development of Greek society and polity from the nineteenth century onwards; but rather to focus selectively on certain ‘turning-points’ in this trajectory.


Class Structure Balkan Country Village Community Western Capitalism Greek Society 
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