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Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1476-413X
  • E-ISSN: 1758-9509


Among the ESS countries Greece occupies a particular place as it is characterized by a marked orientation towards conservative values, which are weaved around the concept of national and religious homogeneity. This article, firstly, substantiates this particularity through the use of quantitative tools. Then, it focuses on the apparent contradiction between an increasingly open and democratic society on one hand, and the retreat to the primordial elements of national identity, on the other. Trying to interpret this issue, the article examines some of the actual social, political and cultural processes. With regard to the later, the article proposes the idea of a cultural conservatism, which is rooted in the core of the Greek national identity as a by-product of the historical process of its formation during the long XIX century. This core cultural conservatism is materializing from time to time depending on the historical context. Today, this context is provided by the dialectic between globalization and the national identity, as well as the disjunction between State and Nation that this dialectic produces.


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