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Syriza and October: The Periphery and Supranational Leftist Integration

Like the October Revolution, the rise of Syriza to power in Greece was an important event for the generation that helped shape the politics of contemporary socialists and Marxists. Leftist movements and parties closely observed the struggle of Greek people and Syriza. The rise of Syriza felt like an upgrade to all sorts of uprisings that followed the crisis of 2007. The underlying argument of the following article is that the only chance to achieve radical change for a left-wing government in the eurozone periphery is to exit the monetary union. We will depict Syriza‘s attitude towards European integration and try to show that its failure was not caused only by opportunistic politicians and tyranical European institutions but also by a fallacious theoretical basis. We will explore the idea of left europeanism in Syriza and try to link it to political consequences relating also to leftist international integration. 


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Issue No.  269 - Rethinking Revolutions - Marking 100 Years Since the October Revolution
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2017 , volume volume 45 , issue issue 269
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