La démocratie en recul? Le cas de la Grèce

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Unit:
Deparment of Political Science & Public Administration
Library of the Faculties of Political Science and Public Administration, Communication and Mass Media Studies, Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, Sociology
Deposit date:
2024-02-12
Year:
2024
Author:
Telli Maria-Anna
Supervisors info:
Λαμπρινή Ρόρη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Σχολή Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Is Democracy Backsliding? The case of Greece
Languages:
English
Translated title:
La démocratie en recul? Le cas de la Grèce
Summary:
For the past 2 decades, democracy in the world has been declining, with some scholars arguing that a “wave of autocratization” might be taking place. Notably, many prominent liberal democracies, as well as many of Huntington’s “3rd wave democracies”, have witnessed a decline of their democratic institutions, while it has been noticed that, nowadays, the autocratization process has been transformed, becoming especially hard to discern. This thesis examines the trajectory of the Greek democracy over the past 23 years to find whether there exists evidence of democratic backsliding, by using data from three reputable democracy indexes: Polity IV, Freedom House, and Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). While Greece witnessed certain levels of backsliding after the financial crisis of 2009, there is disagreement between the sources on whether it has recovered from it or not. Furthermore, the decline in indicators such as freedom of expression and government functionality raises concerns and prompts for further research on the matter.
Main subject category:
Social, Political and Economic sciences
Keywords:
democratic backsliding, autocatization, rule of law, executive aggrandizement, freedom of expression
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
92
Number of pages:
56
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