An Analysis of the rise of SYRIZA in the context of crisis of neoliberalism

Azizoğlu, Cemre
This thesis analyzes the rise of Greek radical left party, SYRIZA within the context of the 2008 economic crisis and the subsequent Eurozone crisis. The rise of SYRIZA will be discussed in relation with the atmosphere that arose in Greece specifically after the country’s emergent debt crisis and the following harsh austerity measures. In the process, the social movements as a reaction to such strict measures became widespread all across the country. SYRIZA was able to establish ties with these movements and able to become the main parliamentary force that support these movements actively. In this respect, it will be argued that the party’s main strength became its active participation and support of the social movements. The crisis of neoliberalism and Eurozone crisis provide the general framework of the analysis. Historical evaluation of the party and the country’s political atmosphere along with a political and economic background will also be referred in the scope of the thesis.


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Citation Formats
C. Azizoğlu, “An Analysis of the rise of SYRIZA in the context of crisis of neoliberalism,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.