[MGSA-L] Greek Economic History Association Seminars' 2014-2015_Lecture of Sakis Gekas_06.04.2015

Leda Papastefanaki lpapast at cc.uoi.gr
Sat Apr 4 08:31:34 PDT 2015

The Greek Economic History Association is pleased to invite you at the sixth
Seminar on Economic History for the 2014-2015 academic year. The associate
professor  Sakis Gekas (Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek
History York University and NHRF) will present his new research

"Ηοw big and how clientelist a state? Public administration and the judicial
system in the Greek Kingdom and the Ionian State until Union (1864)"

Monday 6 April (from 15:00 to 18:00).

Discussant: Evangelos Prontzas (Panteion University)

The lecture will be given in Greek.

Abstract of the paper
This paper compares the two Greek states that emerged before and after the
revolution of 1821 and aims to revise established historical interpretations
about the formation of the Greek state. Two theories and views of modern Greek
history, the clientelist system and the size of the public sector, are
examined. The clientelist system is one of the most established interpretations
about the formation and operation of the Greek state, that is lacking however a
firm empirical base. The paper is based on sources of the Ionian State and the
Greek Kingdom from the Ministries of the Interior and Justice; these sources
are used in an attempt to estimate the cost of the public sector through these
very important ministries for the administration and the legitimacy of the
state. As historians of the nineteenth century have stressed the role of
political parties, parliamentarism and the economy, a study of the function of
the state through its key ministries is lacking. The theoretical context of the
study is influenced by theories of state formation and governmentality that
shaped the choices of the people who built the state mechanism, especially
during the first crucial decades of the Greek state until the union of the
Ionian State with the Greek Kingdom.

The Monday lecture will take place at the Seminars’ Room, on the groundfloor
of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), in Athens.

Seminars’ Room, groundfloor
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
Metro:  Evangelismos station (Exit to Rizari)
203, 204, 211, 214 (Bus stop: 2nd Rizari)
225, 224 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)
450, 550 (Bus stop: Rizari)
622 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)
815 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)

Founded in 1990 at Athens the Greek Economic History Association is a member of
the International Economic History Association (IEHA). The aims of the Greek
Economic History are to promote the research, development and diffusion of
economic history in Greece. The Greek Economic History Association organizes
seminars, lectures and conferences and maintains a vibrant webpage, the
Electronic Bulletin of Economic History, www.hdoisto.gr

On behalf of the Board,
Leda Papastefanaki

Dr. Leda Papastefanaki
Assistant Professor in Modern Greek History
Department of History-Archaeology
University of Ioannina
Campus University
45110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel: +30 26510 05137
Fax: +30 26510 05273
e mail: lpapast at uoi.gr
papastefanaki at ath.forthnet.gr
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