, Volume 67, Number 6

Vassilis Fouskas
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Vassilis Fouskas is a professor of International Relations at Richmond University, London, and founding editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (Routledge, quarterly). His forthcoming book, The Fall of the US Empire, co-authored with Bülent Gökay, will be published by Pluto press in March.

Much has been written on the sovereign Greek debt problem, but very little has had substance and analytical rigour. The dominant view has been that the Greek debt is the creation of a clientelistic political system that has historically resulted in a bloated and inefficient public sector, unable to collect taxes. This is not a serious view.

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