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Prime Ministers in GreeceThe Paradox of Power$
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Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198717171

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.001.0001

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At the Centre of a Galaxy

At the Centre of a Galaxy

Andreas Papandreou as Prime Minister (1981–9 and 1993–6)

(p.78) Chapter 4 At the Centre of a Galaxy
Prime Ministers in Greece

Kevin Featherstone

Dimitris Papadimitriou

Oxford University Press

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenures of Andreas Papandreou (1981–9 and 1993–6). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It then discusses the outlook of his inner-circle with particular reference to the structure and activism of the Prime Minister’s Office. The chapter proceeds with an examination of Papandreou’s management of his Cabinet and the institutional framework for supporting government business. It is argued that, despite empowerment of his Prime Minister’s Office, Papandreou’s diffused and relatively detached management style exacerbated problems of control and coordination within his government, which operated under conditions of continuous improvisation and very weak institutionalization.

Keywords:   Andreas Papandreou, core executive, Ministerial Council, Cabinet, leadership style, Prime Minister’s Office, Greece

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