A trailblazer during the, so-called, third wave of democratization in the mid-1970s, Greece is shown to make a successful transition to pluralism and proceed with the fast consolidation of liberal democratic institutions. Under the leadership of Constantine Karamanlis, Greece became a constitutional republic; saw the implementation of brave reforms in many policy areas; maintained fiscal stability; and was accepted as a full member of the European Community. Liberalism however failed to become predominant, thus remaining an incipient project.
KeywordsPublic Reason European Economic Community Comprehensive Doctrine Crisis Politics Constitutional Republic
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