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The Greek Paradox: Promise vs. Performance
Book, The MIT Press
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
"The Greek Paradox is an indispensable reference work for anyone who would like to have a better sense of modern Greece. ...It is also for anyone who is trying to find the reasons behind the paradox of international relations--the distance between theory and practice."
-- George Papandreou, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Athens, Greece
"This book constitutes a significant contribution towards understanding the challenges that Greece faces ... while also offering interesting recommendations as to how they can be resolved."
-- Constantine Mitsotakis, former Prime Minister of Greece
As a bridge between the East and West, a pole of stability in the Balkans, and a Mediterranean crossroads, Greece could play a significant role in the post-Cold War world. But Greece's performance in domestic and international policy falls short of this promise. The essays in The Greek Paradox look at some of the reasons for this gap and suggest possible political and economic reforms.
The contributors, both scholars and policymakers, examine a range of contemporary issues in the Balkans and on NATO's southern flank. The essays shed light on nation building, political and economic development, modernization, and post-Cold War international relations.
Contributors: Graham T. Allison, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Michael S. Dukakis, Misha Glenny, Dimitris Keridis, F. Stephen Larrabee, Kalypso Nicola´dis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Alexis Papahelas, Elizabeth Prodromou, Monteagle Stearns, Constantine Stephanopoulos, Stavros B. Thomadakis, Basilios E. Tsingos, Loukas Tsoukalis, Susan Woodward.
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