Kallis, A (2022) International Fascism and the Allure of the ‘Third Way’ in Interwar Greece. Fascism, 11 (2). 187 - 210. ISSN 2211-6249

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The rise and victory of Italian Fascism in the first half of the 1920s passed Greece by. Yet soon afterwards the international experience of ‘fascism’ found more receptive audiences within the prodigious dissident ‘third spaces’ where more and more mainstream Greek political actors chose to operate in the interwar period. This article explores the dynamics of the ideological and political formation of ‘third ways’ in interwar Greece, paying attention to the interplay between international stimuli and local contextual singularities. In these thirding spaces ‘fascism’ was understood and operationalised in very different, subjective, and ever-shifting ways by each of these actors. It was regarded mostly as <jats:italic>a</jats:italic> potential component of diverse thirding processes/solutions and rarely as <jats:italic>the</jats:italic> desired outcome thereof. This explains why fascism came to inform a range of very different thirding projects in interwar Greece—from pursuing rupture and renewal to aspiring to status quo-affirmation; from liberal to conservative to authoritarian visions; from searching for a short-term ‘remedy’ to envisioning a long-term radical transformation.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © aristotle kallis, 2022 | doi:10.1163/22116257-bja10048 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the cc by 4.0 license
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 13:16
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 13:16
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11720

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