Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Wien
Costas Douzinas: Syriza in Power
Book presentation and discussion
Prof. Costas Douzinas is President of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London and Member of the Hellenic Parliament, where he is the Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Relations which negotiated the Prespes Agreement between Greece and North Macedonia.
He is in Vienna to present his book Syriza in Power: Reflections of an Accidental Politician(Polity, 2017)* and discuss actual questions of Greek and European politics.
Introduction by Katerina Anastasiou, leading candidate of KPÖ PLUS – European Left – open list.
Host: transform! europe
Starts at 19.00
*Book description: Amid the turmoil of economic crisis, Greece has become the first European experiment of left rule in a sea of neoliberalism. What happens when a government of the Left, committed to social justice and the reversal of austerity, is blackmailed into following policies it has fought against and strongly opposes? What can the experience of the Syriza government tell us about the prospects for the Left in the twenty-first century?