The Political Economy, Social Stratification, and Class Formation in Postwar Greece

  • Spyros Themelis
Part of the Marxism and Education book series (MAED)


While after the Second World War the (economically) advanced Western countries had to confront issues ranging from their deindustrialization to the restructuring of their labor markets and economies, late-industrialized countries, such as Greece, were faced with a plethora of different issues. These included their belated urbanization, their full participation in the global markets, the decline in agricultural production, and so on. Nevertheless, both these diverse sets of countries shared a renewed class formation with the concomitant expansion of the service sector, and especially the public sector, and a political economy more exposed than ever before to the forces of capitalism and, more recently, to global neoliberal capitalism.


Labor Market Gross Domestic Product Political Economy Service Sector Social Mobility 
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