Dr. Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and researcher at ELIAMEP, published a new study titled: “The Backsliding of Democracy in Today’s Greece”.

Some of the key findings of the study by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are:

  • Democracy in Greece has survived the economic crisis, but democracy’s longterm problems have been accentuated during the crisis. Democracy has started backsliding.
  • The backsliding of democracy is related not only to the gravity of the recent crisis, but also to long-term, historical legacies, such as political clientelism, populism and corruption.
  • Corruption has undermined transparency and accountability, negatively affecting the rule of law.

Find the study here.