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Europeanisation under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business And The Hoped-For Transition To Electoral Politics, 1967–1974, Research Seminar

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  • Tue 13 Feb 2018 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-02-13 16:00 2018-02-13 18:00 Europe/Paris Europeanisation under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business And The Hoped-For Transition To Electoral Politics, 1967–1974, Research Seminar

This presentation addresses the domestic impact of Greece's expulsion from the Council of Europe (1969) and the freezing of the Greek association with the EEC on business–government relations during the colonels’ dictatorship in Greece (1967–74). Focusing on the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV), Tsakas argues that in the face of the Europeanisation of Greek industry, Greek business embarked upon a strategy prioritising liberalisation as a means towards rapprochement with the EEC. But this strategy was not part of a pro-democracy agenda. On the contrary, seeking a viable political regime and future accession to the EEC, SEV supported an abortive authoritarian transition to electoral politics in 1973. The presentation engages in the debate about the role of the societal actors in European integration and the spillover effects regarding human-rights politics and democratic values between the EEC and the CoE.

Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

This presentation addresses the domestic impact of Greece's expulsion from the Council of Europe (1969) and the freezing of the Greek association with the EEC on business–government relations during the colonels’ dictatorship in Greece (1967–74). Focusing on the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV), Tsakas argues that in the face of the Europeanisation of Greek industry, Greek business embarked upon a strategy prioritising liberalisation as a means towards rapprochement with the EEC. But this strategy was not part of a pro-democracy agenda. On the contrary, seeking a viable political regime and future accession to the EEC, SEV supported an abortive authoritarian transition to electoral politics in 1973. The presentation engages in the debate about the role of the societal actors in European integration and the spillover effects regarding human-rights politics and democratic values between the EEC and the CoE.


Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
Naïs Ralaison - Send a mail

Links:
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