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Beyond Crisis: Constitutional Change in Greece after the Memoranda

Thanasis Gavos   Tuesday, 7 March 2017; 6:00-7:30pm
LSE, Tsiftsoglou

A lecture by Dr Anna TSIFTSOGLOU, National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE:

“Already seven years into recession, crisis-hit Greece is experiencing a tremendous institutional change. This change, which takes place informally, rather than formally, is affecting state institutions, primarily its parliament, the executive and courts. Everyday practice, political or otherwise, changes the norms, vital checks and balances and brings about a new reading and ethos to our Constitution. With this talk, I aim to explore the idea of constitutional change and to connect it to parliamentary and judicial activity after the Memoranda. How have state institutions reacted to the financial crisis? How do economic emergency and external players interplay with local institutions and interests? Finally, will this change have a longer-lasting impact on the country, beyond its economic recovery?”

 

Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11, 1st floor, Cowdray House, LSE

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on the seminar please click here

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