Peter Siani-Davies is an honorary research fellow at SSEES, University College London, and was previously Senior Lecturer and Director at the Centre for South-East European Studies at the same institution. His books include The Romanian Revolution of December 1989.
`Thorough and readable, this blow-by-blow account of how Greece got itself into a seemingly interminable crisis of gigantic proportions, will appeal to readers wishing to move beyond the usual cliches. An essential reference.' -- Stathis Kaylvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science, Yale University 'This is an important book. Siani-Davies provides an insightful account of the toxic interaction between the Greece and its creditors over the past decade. Few foreign observers can produce such a perceptive analysis of the domestic complexities that conditioned Greece's journey through the desert of austerity.' -- Dimitris Papadimitriou, Professor of Politics, University of Manchester 'This book is certainly the most penetrating effort in English to describe the way Greece reached an economic and political dead-end. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book helps us to understand the role played by Greeks, Europeans, Americans and the IMF in forming an extremely complicated and confusing situation, which for the author has its origins in an incomplete process of modernisation.' -- Kostas Kostis, Professor of Economics, University of Athens, and author of 'History's Spoiled Children: The Formation of the Modern Greek State'