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The article shows how an emotional concern for Greek dignity affected the Syriza government's brinkmanship tactics. It claims that a passion for national status had a crucial impact on the escalation of the debt crisis.
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Why is it important?
The article tries to demonstrate how theoretical insights about emotions and status concerns can complement rational choice explanations in International Political Economy.
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This page is a summary of: Debt, dignity, and defiance: why Greece went to the brink, Review of International Political Economy, October 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2018.1490331.
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