Constitutional Convulsions in Modern Greece

  • George TridimasEmail author
Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 32)


Over the twentieth century, Greece shifted from monarchy to republic in a sequence that involved civil war, dictatorship, rigged referendums and several constitutional revisions. This experience is used to examine the changing profile of power relations of the post-WWII monarchical and republican constitutions. A pattern of increasing authority, instrumental and positive power relations is observed. Of those, only the former trend is compatible with the definitional propositions of the VOIP.


Constitution Monarchy Republic Power Modern Greece 

JEL classification

D7 N4 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Finance, Accounting and EconomicsUlster University Business SchoolAntrimUK

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