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About Othon Anastasakis

Othon Anastasakis is the Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford; Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. He has written extensively on authoritarian regimes, extreme right, EU-Balkan relations, Greek politics, democratisation in the Balkans and Turkey's accession into the European Union. Among his latest publications include Reforming Greece: Sisyphean task or Herculean challenge? with Dorian Singh (eds), SEESOX 2012

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This week's editor


Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.

Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The good, the bad and the ugly: when SYRIZA meets Europe

The EU has shown three simultaneous faces to Greece: ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’, to use a cinematic metaphor, all of them with the same message but with a different delivery package

The balkanisation of Greece’s centre-left politics

Greece’s centre-left Pasok, one of the most prominent parties in post-1980 Europe, is now a pale shadow of itself and a marginal presence in the continent’s social democracy. 

The far right in Greece and the theory of the two extremes

The far right in Greece has become completely independent from the right, and is turning into a loose canon against New Democracy rather than SYRIZA or the other parties of the centre-left.

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