Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Weakness at the center in Greece

“The sovereign debt crisis in Greece has highlighted deep-rooted problems of the reform capacity of the domestic polity,”Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou write in the current issue of Governance.

Antonis Samaras
Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece

“To what extent might these failures be attributable to the very inner workings of the Greek government at the center?” Featherstone and Papadimitriou conclude that the power of Greek prime ministers has been overstated and that reality of Greek governance is a “solitary center” within a “segmented government.”

The center lacks “nodality, organizational capacity, and resources.  The implications for the ability to steer policy, to monitor and control activities across ministries, and to understand impacts are clear.”   Read the article.

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August 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

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