Kevin Featherstone; Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free and Open to the Public
Center for Advanced Study
Why do Greek governments fail? Governments in Athens have achieved great national projects in key historical periods, but the current crisis has exposed endemic problems in the capacity of governments to deliver reform. These problems will continue to impact on Greece's way out of the crisis, whatever the terms of its 'bail-outs.' As such, they will define key central challenges not only for Greece, but also for the European Unon in managing a heterogenous union.