Roland Benedikter

is European Foundation Research Professor of Political Sociology in residence at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara and at the Europe Center, Stanford University, USA.


The revival of the parliamentary Left in France, Italy and Greece brings hope for an egalitarian turn in a European crisis management until now dominated by the precepts of austerity. Yet many citizens also fear that the zig zag course will nullify their previous sacrifices, warns Roland Benedikter.