By Kevin Featherstone,Dimitris Papadimitriou
The Greek method of presidency sustains a 'paradox of strength' at its very middle. The structure offers the major minister with vast and infrequently unchecked powers. but, the operational constructions, methods and assets round the top minister undermine their energy to control the govt.. via a research of all major premierships among 1974 and 2009, best Ministers in Greece argues that the Greek leading minister has been 'an emperor with no clothes'. the prices of this
paradox integrated the shortcoming to accomplish key coverage targets below successive governments and a fragmented approach of governance that supplied the backdrop to Greece's monetary meltdown in 2010.
Building on an exceptional variety of interviews and archival fabric, Featherstone and Papadimitriou got down to discover how this paradox has been sustained. They finish with the Greek procedure assembly its 'nemesis': the coming of the shut supervision of its executive through the 'Troika' - the representatives of Greece's collectors. The debt difficulty challenged taboos and compelled a self-reflection. It continues to be uncertain, despite the fact that, even if both the exterior procedure or the household reaction is likely
to be enough to make the Greek method of governance 'fit for purpose'.