“Political violence in Greece: continuities and new directions” – British School at Athens

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“Political violence in Greece: continuities and new directions”

Since the Athens riots of 2008, Greece has experienced serious episodes of violence with clear political connotations. Framed as a fight against austerity, an expression of anti-immigrant stances or an anti-establishment struggle, political violence has reached unprecedented levels. The panel will address current debates and newly emerging topics in political violence, including the strategic use of violence, its causes and consequences, spatial and temporal dynamics of violence, continuities and discontinuities of political violence, the connections between non-violent action and political violence as well as between different types of violence. It focuses on both right-wing and left-wing extremism in order to understand their evolution in the post-1974 era, their similarities, differences and interactions.

1st roundtable discussion of the Joint Seminar of BSA and the Greek Politics Specialist Group on Modern Greek Studies


Vasiliki Georgiadou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Stathis Kalyvas, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Lamprini Rori, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Nicolas Sevastakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
José Pedro Zúquete, University of Lisboa

Eirini Karamouzi, University of Sheffield

Upper House Seminar
When: 21 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EET
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