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<i>Greece and Ireland as social agents in the 1990s</i>

Andreas Antoniades

in Producing Globalisation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780719078446
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702888 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719078446.003.0003
Greece and Ireland as social agents in the 1990s

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This chapter introduces the case studies of Greece and Ireland, which were considered as social agents in the 1990s. It analyses the nature of the Greek-Irish comparison as social agents and suggests that this analysis allow us to elucidate the materialisation process of the hegemonic discourse of globalisation. This chapter contends that the European Union (EU) factor in the communication of globalisation discourse is challenging because the EU is both a part of and a response to globalisation.

Keywords: case studies; Greece; Ireland; social agents; hegemonic discourse; globalisation

Chapter.  11696 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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