Reference : A Tale of Two Referenda: The Greek Plebiscite of 1946 and the Referendum of July 2015
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : History
A Tale of Two Referenda: The Greek Plebiscite of 1946 and the Referendum of July 2015
Paravantis, Spero mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > >]
European Review of History
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
[en] This paper compares two periods of crisis in Greece separated by 70
years, the crisis surrounding the national elections and the plebiscite
on the return of the Greek monarchy in 1946, and the referendum on
the terms contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
of July 2015, and the international involvement in and reaction to
these referenda. The inspirations for the paper, were the ways in which
external forces attempted to direct their outcome, and the similarities
in the ways in which in both periods, external forces attempted to
frame the definition of the referenda in favour of their wider strategic
objectives. The pressure placed on the Greek government, both from
within Greece and from without, was also noteworthy, as was the
rhetoric that was used both during and after both events. The paper
concludes that in these two cases, rather than providing resolution to
an issue, the referenda served mainly as a vehicle of protest, extremely
susceptible to manipulation, leading to a situation worse than that
which had preceded them.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary European History (EHI)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
Double-blind peer reviewed.
FnR ; FNR9959446 > Spero Simeon Zachary Paravantis > BENELUX > The Power Of Non-Powers: An Archival Analysis Of The Reaction To, And Influence Of, The Benelux Nations On American Financial Intervention In Europe And Its Role In Early Cold War European Security Strategy (1948-1960). > 01/09/2016 > 31/08/2019 > 2015

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Open access
Paravantes_Referenda_Feb_2019.pdfJPEG of the first few pages. Use link to download.Author postprint6.11 MBView/Open

Additional material(s):

File Commentary Size Access
Open access
A tale of two referenda the Greek Plebiscite of 1946 and the referendum of 2015_1_Page_02.jpgJpeg of Abstract - follow link to read full article284.8 kBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.