Europeanizing Greece: The Effects of Ten Years of EU Structural Funds, 1989-1999

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2012 - Political Science - 122 pages

While Greece's debt crisis continues to dominate international headlines, the country has received remarkably little scholarly attention especially in comparison to other European Union members. Europeanizing Greece explores the developments that resulted from Greece's European integration between 1989 and 1999, which played a crucial role in shaping the country's current conditions.

Focusing on changes made to the Greek administrative and political system based on EU structural policy, Nancy Vamvakas contends that EU involvement was not the only reason why these modifications were implemented. Vamvakas points out serious flaws in the Greek system and demonstrates how Greece's approach to reform has been inextricably linked to the perceived level of crises. Europeanizing Greece serves as a perceptive case study of the EU's continual enlargement and resulting regional challenges.


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Nancy A. Vamvakas is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.

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