Beyond Crisis: After the Collapse of Institutional Hope in Greece, What?

Beyond Crisis: After the Collapse of Institutional Hope in Greece, What?


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The anarchist or autonomist movement in Greece has been one of the strongest in the world yet it has failed to have a significant impact. Is there nothing beyond the world of capitalist destruction or can we still see some possibility for radical hope? The essays in this collection reflect on the experience of the crisis in Greece and its political implications for the whole world. They do not point a way forward but seek to open windows in the darkening sky of apparent impossibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629635156
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 02/15/2020
Series: KAIROS Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Holloway is a professor of sociology whose book, Change the World without Taking Power, has been translated into 11 languages. Katerina Nasioka is the coauthor of the book Gender and Journalism in Greece and author of the book Ciudades en InsurrecciónPanagiotis Doulos is a Phd candidate of Sociology based in Mexico.

Table of Contents

Preface Disillusion. Yet… vii

Introduction John Holloway Katerina Nasioka Panagiotis Doulos 1

1 Beyond Hope: Prospects for the Commons in Austerity-Stricken Greece Theodoros Karyotis 11

2 The Government of Hope, the Hope of Government, and the Role of Elections as Wave-Breakers of Radical Prefigurative Political Processes Leonidas Oikonomdkis 40

3 Capital Is the Catastrophe of Humanity: We Must Break It. And We Are the Catastrophe of Capital: It Must Break Us. In Other Words: Greece John Holloway 62

4 On Antimemorandum Struggles and Democracy That Is (Not) on the Way Giorgos Sotiropoulos 87

5 Crisis, State, and Violence: The Example of Greece Panagiotis Doulos 118

6 Whose Lives Matter? Nationalism, Antifascism, and the Relationship with Immigrants Dimitra Kotouza 138

7 Imperialism and Internationalism in Neoliberal Modernity Panos Dralws 171

8 Crisis and Negativity: On the Revolutionary Subject in Times of Crisis Katenna Nasioka 211

9 Anti-Epilogue John Holloway Katerina Nasioka Panagiotis Doulos 235

Contributors 237

Index 240

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