Greece: The Perils of Incorporation

  • Platon N. Rigos


In the march towards democratization, political systems like the United States, France, Sweden, Spain, India, Mexico, and Argentina have gone through one or more periods of severe clashes, civil wars, or revolutions, which result in the political empowerment or incorporation1 of religious and ethnic minorities. Political incorporation, when complete,2 is more than a party representing the oppressed groups achieving power temporarily, or completing its historical agenda as T. J. Pempel indicates.3 It means that large segments of the public are certain that they now have a stake in the system, that they can be part of the governing coalition. The concept of “political incorporation” is often used in American urban literature to denote the coming to power of African-American, Hispanic, or some white non-élites, but students of transitional societies also used it.4


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