“Greek Democracy in Crisis or Stasis”

“The decade of the Greek 2010s may be understood in two very different ways, both of them based on Leftist views of the explosive December of 2008: Either in terms of a biopolitical crisis whose victims need the government΄s pastoral care or in terms of stasis whose actors contest self-rule agonistically.  I will argue that stasis, understood as internal contestation of power, provides an alternative model of institution to the dominant model of crisis according to which Greeks continue to be governed.  I will base my discussion on a comparison of the manners in which fiction and poetry have been rendering the crisis and the stasis respectively legible.”


Greek translation

August 14, 2018


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