Book Launch – Public Debate: The Depoliticisation of Greece’s Public Revenue Administration: Radical Change and the Limits of Conditionality

Location: Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akadimias Street, Athens, Greece,

Date and Time: 17 February, 2020, 6pm

This is a launch event of the new book (published in English by Springer) authored by Dr Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos and Dr Passas Argyris. The book analyses the process of depoliticization of Greece’s public revenue administration promoted by its international lenders under the successive bailout agreements put in place since 2010. This is a key theme in public administration studies and beyond. This book helps readers understand the response to the eurozone crisis (especially, the conditionality of funding), Greece’s reform capacity with a focus on its tax administration, and the expansion of the scope of non-majoritarian institutions in Western democracies.

Keynotes and Participants

Dr Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Senior Lecturer of Politics, Birkbeck University of London, and Member of Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies, Birkbeck University of London

Mr George Pitsilis, Governor of The Greek Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Greece

Ms. Georgette Lalis, Former top official of the European Commission

Dr Franciskos Koutentakis, Lecturer in Economics, University of Crete and Head of the Greek Parliament’s Budget Office

Prof Calliope Spanou, Professor of Administrative Science, University of Athens, Greece