Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark Mazower

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202059

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202059.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 October 2019

Economic Aspects of Political Collapse

Economic Aspects of Political Collapse

Chapter:
(p.272) (p.273) 10 Economic Aspects of Political Collapse
Source:
Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis
Author(s):

MARK MAZOWER

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202059.003.0010

This chapter discusses how the Greek experience of the inter-war economic crisis reveals the complexity of the links between economics and politics — more particularly, between the crisis of economic liberalism and the collapse of parliamentary democracy. Greece's defeat by Turkey in 1922 ended the era of irredentism, disoriented the political elite, and set the tone of nostalgia and pessimism which was present throughout the Republic's lifetime. The backward character of Greece's economy did not condemn her to prolonged stagnation. On the contrary, a backward economy possesses certain recovery mechanisms of its own which help explain why Greece's upswing after 1932 was unusually rapid. Yet in the hands of an uncertain political elite the recovery itself became linked to the crisis of parliamentarianism and in many respects made the economy more uncompetitive and technologically backward.

Keywords:   Greece, financial crisis, economic liberalism, parliamentary democracy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .