Greek Democracy and the Junta (Innbundet)

Regime Crisis and the Failed Transition of 1973


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 280
Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781788313919
Kategori: Statsvitenskap
Omtale Greek Democracy and the Junta
During the dictatorship of the Colonels in Greece, there was an attempt at self-transformation into some form of civilian rule in 1973: the so-called 'Markezinis experiment', named after the politician who assumed the task of heading the transition government and lead to elections. It lasted a mere eight weeks, faced heavy opposition from both the opposition elites and the civil society and eventually collapsed by a military hard-liners' coup.

This book argues that the failure of the 'Markezinis experiment' paved the way for the actual transition of 1974 as it happened. Using British and American archival resources, as well as unique private archives and personal interviews, the book concludes by briefly seeking to trace some potential alternative paths for the failed self- transformation attempt, and by accounting for the long-term consequences of the failure of the 'Markezinis experiment'.

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