Stirring the Greek Nation: Political Culture, Irredentism and Anti-Americanism in Post-war Greece, 1945-1967

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - History - 300 pages
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This work examines the background to Greek nationalist politics and its effects on public opinion towards international events and territorial claims, from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the constitutional rule in 1967. It explains how intermittent public mobilisation on various foreign policy issues created a 'political culture' that combined elements of nationalism, religion, race and stereotypes about the national Self and the Other. Drawing on a huge variety of sources including the Greek press, this book provides a fascinating account of Greek political culture and national self image at a crucial time in the country's political development.
 

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Contents

The Domestic Nexus
27
The PostWar Irredentist Revival
55
The First Cyprus Campaign
77
The Political Culture of Enosis
109
The Second Cyprus Campaign
143
The Cyprus Question and the Origins of AntiAmericanism
169
The Growth of AntiAmericanism
191
Discontent and the Impact of the Second Cyprus Crisis
217
National Pride and Prejudice
243
Surveys
253
Epilogue
277
Index
297
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Ioannis Stefanidis is Assistant Professor in International Studies/Law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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