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About the Presentation: Greek Debt Crisis, Feb 22, 4 p.m. Schurz Library 5th Floor

Please join us for a campus theme panel presentation on the recent Greek Debt Crisis by IU South Bend Professor Dr. Neovi Karakatsanis and Dr. Jonathan Swarts of Purdue University North Central.

The discussion will address three key questions:


- What led to the Greek economic crisis?


- Who are the international lenders, the “troika,” and what demands are they making on Greece?


- What effect have the economic crisis and the imposed austerity measures had on Greek society?


Dr. Karakatsanis is a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend. She specializes in Greek politics and has published on
Greek public policy, including the social welfare state and the feminization of migration in Greece.

Dr. Swarts is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University North Central. His research interests include the politics of Western Europe and advanced industrial democracies, comparative political economy, international migration, and public opinion.

Related Reading:

Garcia, Marisol & Karakatsanis, Neovi M. "Democratic consolidation, judicial reform, and the judicialization of politics in Southern Europe," in Democracy and the state in the new Southern Europe, Richard Gunther, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, eds. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. (call number JN94.A58 D45 2006)

Karakatsanis, Neovi M. "Political Learning As A Catalyst Of Moderation: Lessons From Democratic Consolidation In Greece." Democratization 15.2 (2008): 386-409. Academic Search Premier. Web. 20 Feb. 2012. (requires IUSB login off-campus)

Karakatsanis, Neovi M. The politics of elite transformation : the consolidation of Greek democracy in theoretical perspective. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001. (call number JN5147 .K37 2001)

Karakatsanis, Neovi M., and Jonathan Swarts. "Attitudes Toward The Xeno: Greece In Comparative Perspective." Mediterranean Quarterly 18.1 (2007): 113-134. Academic Search Premier. Web. 20 Feb. 2012. (requires IUSB login off-campus)

Related Media:

One Book, One Campus author Fareed Zakaria discusses the recent crisis in Greece (approx 7 minutes)



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