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Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion in Greece under the Crisis

  • Dimitris Katsikas
  • Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
  • Maria Zafiropoulou

Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dimitris Katsikas
    Pages 1-20
  3. Socio-Economic Developments and Social Policy During the Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Eirini Andriopoulou, Alexandros Karakitsios, Panos Tsakloglou
      Pages 23-54
    3. Kyriakos Filinis, Alexandros Karakitsios, Dimitris Katsikas
      Pages 55-88
  4. Discourses and Perceptions on Poverty and Social Exclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Maria Zafiropoulou, Aspasia Theodosiou, Alejandro Pérez
      Pages 163-187
  5. Civil Society’s Reaction to the Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
      Pages 219-235
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


This volume uses new empirical evidence and analytical ideas to study phenomena of fragmentation and exclusion threatening stability and cohesion in Greek society in the aftermath of the crisis. The contributors argue that processes of fragmentation and exclusion provoked by the crisis can be observed on both a material and an ideational level. On a material level, rising levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality have produced new social security “outsiders”, while on an ideational level, a discursive-cultural shift is documented, which has led to new understandings and categorizations of new (and old) insiders and outsiders. Moreover,  the volume attests to the aspirations, but also the limitations, of spontaneous civil society mobilization to address the social crisis. Finally, the volume offers a discussion of the political management of social fragmentation and exclusion in Greece both before and after the onset of the crisis. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of social policy and phenomena of poverty, social exclusion and economic inequality, civil society studies, and comparative political economy and politics.


Socioeconomic policies economic crisis in Greece Greek economic policy political society in Greece Greek political economy financial crisis in Greece unemployment in Greece poverty in Greece social exclusion in Greece social fragmentation in Greece civil society mobilization political management of crisis economic inequality in Greece public policy in Greece Eurozone EU crisis

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitris Katsikas
    • 1
  • Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
    • 2
  • Maria Zafiropoulou
    • 3
  1. 1.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Hellenic Open UniversityPatrasGreece

About the editors

Dimitris Katsikas is Lecturer of International and European Political Economy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Head of the Crisis Observatory at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece.


Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has published six books on Greek politics and society in Greek.


Maria Zafiropoulou works as an expert for the E.U. in healthcare and social issues and she is an active member of the Crisis Observatory at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece.

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