Greece Crisis

19347118886_ff608f54c6_bThis post highlights recent articles that seek to understand the Greek debt crisis in global perspective. If you have suggestions for additional articles that should be listed here, please contact us


NEW: The ‘Greek crisis’ database contains references and links to the works of social scientists who have published on Greece over the last ten years. Much has been said and written about the so-called ‘Greek crisis’ and has circulated through international media and social media. Our aim is to create a comprehensive, organised and searchable open archive of the study of social life, of ‘crises’, and of social change over the past decade in Greece, which we hope will become a port of call for anyone interested in what has been written about the so-called ‘Greek crisis’.  The ‘Greek crisis’ database was created by the project ‘το αρχείο/the archive’, which is an interdisciplinary collaboration between humanities researchers, social scientists, computer scientists and action researchers, exploring the possibilities of experimenting with creative, multimodal, digital and publics-creating methodologies to document social change and to co-create history from below with various communities.


The ‘Greek crisis’ database can be accessed and searched here and an excel version of the database can be downloaded here (this version will be periodically updated).



Short Articles


Jamie Martin ‘The Colonial Origins of the Greek BailoutCIGH Exeter 27 July 2015


Joseph E. Stiglitz ‘Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb‘ New York Times 25 July, 2015


Sadia Abbas ‘Neoliberal moralism and the fiction of Europe: a postcolonial perspectiveOpen Democracy 16 July 2015


Chris Arnade ‘Blame the banks, not Greece, for the debt crisis‘ The Atlantic 16 July 2015


Balakrishnan Rajagopal ‘Greece: Welcome to the Third World and Here Are Some Lessons’ 13 July 2015


Francio Guadeloupe & others ‘Why Greece should matter to us on St. Maarten‘ 13 July 2015


Koenraad Bogaert ‘Breaking the Myths of Power: The Struggles of the Haitians, Algerians and Greeks‘ 9 July 2015


Africa is a Country ‘What can Africa learn from the Greek crisis?‘ 9 July, 2015


Luc Boltanski & Arnaud Esquerre ‘Référendum en Grèce: trouble dans la démocratie‘ Le Monde 2 July 2015


Vijay Prashad ‘What if Greece were in the ‘Third World’?‘ 1 July, 2015


Kojo Koram and Kojo BarbahGreece and the Underdevelopment of Europe


Panayota Gounari ‘Neoliberalism as Social Necrophilia: The Case of Greece‘  Truthout 21 March 2014


Longer Articles 

Riad Azar ‘Neoliberalism, Austerity, and Authoritarianism‘ Summer 2015 


Heiko Körner ‘The Franc Zone of West and Central Africa: A Satellite System of European Monetary Union‘ 2002 (an older article, but prescient)




Interview with Yanis Varoufakis 13 July 2015


Vijay Prashad ‘Debt: Greece and the Global South‘ 9 July 2015


Thanks to Jim Conley, Uli Hoeneß, Robbie Shilliam, John Narayan, Maia Pal, Dilip Menon, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, Christos Varvantakis, Marina Apgar 

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