Department of Sociology

Syriza’s victory and the twilight of Neoliberalism

Last week's Greek electoral earthquake has left in its wake a wave of hope that an alternative to neoliberalist orthodoxy is possible. Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen examine the prospects of further breakthroughs elsewhere in Europe.

Ceasefire Magazine

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In the article "First We Take Athens, then we take Berlin? Syriza's Victory and the Twilight of Neoliberalism", which was published recently by the online magazine Ceasefire, comments on Syriza's success in the recent Greek elections in light of perspectives from their book We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism (Pluto Press, 2014).

The article is a follow-up to a series of articles on revolutionary waves that Cox and Nilsen wrote for Ceasefire during the autumn of 2014: