Published in: Can Europe Make It?Immigration detention and state denial in Greece
In recent years, the Greek state has routinely deflected domestic and international criticism of the conditions in its immigration detention centres. It has achieved this by wielding several discursive strategies, chief amongst which has been evocation of philoxenia as a natural trait common to all Greeks.
Published in: HomeThe politics of crime and the financial crisis in Greece
The exasperation of the domestic public has placed significant pressure on Greek politicians to put a halt to treating elite corruption with impunity. Unfortunately this has been pressure which they have proved overwhelmingly able to resist, notwithstanding the indictment of a former Minister of Defence in 2012. As a result the blame has fallen elsewhere