Out With the ‘Anti-Memorandum’, In With the ‘New’
Bizas, K. (2015). Out With the ‘Anti-Memorandum’, In With the ‘New’. First thoughts on the 20 September 2015 election in Greece. GPSG Pamphlet, 5, 28-29. Retrieved from http://www.gpsg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GPSG-Pamphlet-5-September-2015.pdf
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Since Syriza’s rise to power in January 2015, a new landscape has rapidly emerged in Greek poli- tics. Greek political parties have had to reshape their messages on the road to these elections. The shifts in the parties’ discourse in the September elections can be highlighted through an overview of the scheme we have suggested in our previous works on party and journalist discourse in the ‘period of crisis’, in which three sets of opposing identifications (comparable to Laclau and Mouffe’s ‘antago- nisms’ and to the classic Lipset and Rokkan’s ‘cleavages’) were seen as providing an encompassing scheme for the ways through which Greek opinion leaders tried to direct their audiences toward one choice or another.