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Europeanization under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business and the Dynamics of the Democratic Transition in Greece.

Europeanization under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business and the Dynamics of the Democratic Transition in Greece.

Volos, 8/11/2017
18:30, Multimedia Room of the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology

The domestic impact of Europeanisation under authoritarian rule and the role the ‘EEC-oriented’ industrialists played in triggering the Greek transition to democracy forms an unexplored terrain. This paper argues that in view of the restructuring of the Greek foreign trade and its orientation to the EEC, the Greek industrialists embarked upon a strategy prioritising transition to electoral politics as a means towards rapprochement with the EEC –though not on ideological grounds.