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Book chapter

Culturalist explanations of the crisis in the Greek public sphere

P. 387-420.
Mylonas Y., Kompatsiaris P.

*uring the ongoing economic crisis in Greece a large number of liberal intellectuals, policy makers and public personas forwarded an interpretative framework with the notionof ‘national identity’ at its very core !his framework emphasi%es some characteristics of the Greeks, presented as essential, such as the over$dependence on traditional familialstructures, the emotional and outbursting character, the dogmatic treatment of history, ta(evasion, fren%y consumerism and an often irrational way of thinking and decision$making !he latter traits are not only thought to be in radical discordance with the valuesof a modern #estern state and its civil society, but are also portrayed as the main reasons behind the economic downfall !he crisis is here presented as an opportunity for Greeksto rediscover themselves while austerity is reali%ed, as the ‘bad citi%ens’ have theopportunity to redeem themselves through introspec

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Papazisis, 2013.