February 2015 Question of the Month: What does Greece’s recent election mean for the future of Europe and democracy?

Party for Syriza in the streets of Athens. CREDIT: Adolfo Lujan/DISO Press (CC)

Greece’s recent election is seen by many as a tipping point for Europe. The results are indicative of many trends emerging across Europe, including disappointment in economic recovery and frustration with corrupts leaders and institutions. Given this context, what do you think the Greek elections mean for the future of Europe, the EU, and democracy? Share your thoughts this month on the GEN.

Below are some Carnegie Council resources that discuss the situation in Greece and the state of democracy at large. Listen to their thoughts and then tell us what you think!

Yannis Palaiologos USGE event: “Extreme Political Parties in Greece: Economic and Cultural Factors” - http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/multimedia/20150115/index.html

Anna Visvizi’s Carnegie Ethics Online article titled “The Crisis in Greece, Democracy, and the EU” - http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/ethics_online/0076.html

Devin Stewart’s Foreign Policy article titled “The Participation Gap” - http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/articles_papers_reports...

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Comment by ACHIRI ARNOLD NJI on February 6, 2015 at 4:07pm

If democracy in the classical sense means government of the people by the people and for the people, the Vladimir Lenin's quote- ''the peak of capitalism is imperialism'' is verified. the EU is becoming an ''imperialist organization'' by telling the Greeks how to run their own countries. the question i ask myself everyday is; what happened to the greek financial institution before the implementation of austerity measures? i get really confused when all this stuff is mixed- spain, portugal and greece where all democratic institutions following EU rules, and therefore should not be held responsible for mismanagement that came from European institutions. Hungary on the other hand doesn't really apply EU laws, and is described as being non democratic and corrupt , yet the country is not in a financial crisis."can someone who understand European politics tell me that the EU is not imperialistic as described by Vladimir lenin? 

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