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Syriza

Inside the Labyrinth. Left Book Club

By (author) Kevin Ovenden
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 7th Sep 2015
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm d 20mm
Weight: 236g
ISBN-10: 0745336868
ISBN-13: 9780745336862
Barcode No: 9780745336862
Synopsis
* Shortlisted for the Academy of British Cover Design Awards, 2015* Greece's recent political turmoil captured the imagination of the left across Europe. Elected in January 2015 under the leadership of Alexis Tsipras, the radical Syriza party sought to challenge the European economic status-quo and secure a better future for the Greek people. The fierce confrontation with Greece's creditors which followed reverberated around the world. Kevin Ovenden tells the rocky story of Syriza's first six months in office. Despite the party's many defeats, the rise (and fall) of Syriza is a symbolic and important story to tell. The twists and turns of the bailout negotiations with the Troika, the brief reign of iconoclastic Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, and the worrying rise of Golden Dawn and the extreme right all converge to create a pivotal moment in Europe's recent history. Published in partnership with the Left Book Club.

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'Not only captures the complexity ... but also speaks to the question of whether radical change can be mobilised on both the streets and through the ballot box' -- LSE Review of Books 'Highly recommended not only for understanding Greece, but for orienting ourselves in all our struggles' -- International Socialism Journal 'A fascinating, humane, caustic analysis of Greece and the rebirth of its left, which contains inspiration and hazard-lights for progressives everywhere' -- Zoe Williams, Guardian