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Broken Social Contracts? The Eurocrisis in Southern Europe

Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Co-sponsored by the Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies, the Project in the History of Political Thought (UCHV), The European Union Program, and the Program in Law and Public Affairs
Panel Discussion
Panelists are:
Carles Boix, Princeton University
Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
Mark Mazower, Columbia University
Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University
Jan-Werner Müller, Princeton University, Panel Chair

Audience: Open to the Public


Date/Time: 11/21/13 at 12:00 pm - 11/21/13 at 1:20 pm

In the eyes of some, the Eurocrisis has caused a major crisis of political legitimacy in countries from Portugal to Greece; for others, it has simply exposed what were long-standing problems with discredited political establishments and dysfunctional states.  Are the peoples of Southern Europe in need of a new social contract (or perhaps even new countries – compare the secession movement in Catalonia)?  And if so, how would they authorize them? The panel will engage such large questions as well as more country-specific crisis phenomena such as the rise of Beppe Grillo in Italy and of Golden Dawn in Greece.   

Category: PIIRS