This collection of essays seeks answers to the question of whether a Southern European periphery exists as a research agenda, as a political entity and as a space of economic relations across the countries constituting it and with the centre of Europe. The case of Greece has the main ingredients of a peripheral country closely linked to the framework within which it operates. This is especially true of the Eurozone crisis, with which Greece is closely associated. Whether, and on what terms, Greece overcomes the present economic crisis is going to have serious repercussions on the relations between the Southern periphery and the core countries of Europe. Furthermore, it is going to have wider implications for the narrative of "right" and "wrong" in Europe.