Greek Crisis/Referendum (Start here)

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This is a project of our Sustainable Development, Economy and  Democracy and (SD/ED) open series of seminars, master classes and collaborative research projects (see htpp://sded.ecoplan.org for details).

The present series offering a range of views and media coverage of the much contested and extremely important Greece/Europe crisis of summer 2015 has been brought together here both for the information of those who follow our work, and also as a set of base materials for future research projects and student theses in this program.

This section of Battle of Ideas 2015 looks at and reports on the Greek/European crisis that started to take its full shape and dimensions with a decision of  the leader of  the Greek coalition government, Alexis Tsipras, who had previously indicated that he might be obliged to call a referendum, or even national elections, if Greece was not able to secure an acceptable agreement in the restructuring negotiations from the Troika.

After an nth breakdown in the negotiations, Tsipras announced on the morning of 27 June that a national referendum would be held on Sunday 5 July. The materials and references collected under this section are intended to give a convenient starting point for researchers, students and auditors interested to develop their own informed views on these topics. It is expected that their eventual work and contributions will also be shared here in due course.

We find the coverage particularly interesting since it points up the considerable differences in the values, approaches and political thinking of mainline economics in contrast with the positions of Keynesian and post-Keynesian thinking and practice.

To follow our coverage:

*  SDED on the Greek Crisishere.

*  SDED Facebook Coverage:  – here.

The following also provide cUrrent references from international  sources of high quality and with quite different points of view:

* Financial Times on Greece – https://goo.gl/2lGPNu

* Paul Krugman on Greece – https://goo.gl/0c3ovm

* The Economist on Greece – https://goo.gl/rHNaEO

* The Guardian on Greece – https://goo.gl/jK5YsY

* Wikipedia page on Referendum – http://wp.me/p1zD54-Rv (useful external references)

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7 * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.

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