Dr Antonis Ellinas (University of Cyprus), “Antifascism in Greece: Actors, resources, and tactics”
Discussant: Vasiliki Georgiadou (Panteion University)
Research webinar series on Modern Greek Studies organised by the British School at Athens and the Greek Politics Specialist Group. Recorded 19 April 2021.
Organisers: Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield) and Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter) Hosted by the British School at Athens)
Dr Ellinas writes: “The voluminous literature on the far right largely treats it as a national and discursive phenomenon. I examine, instead, local and organizational aspects of right-wing extremism. I focus on the subnational development of right-wing extremist party organizations to turn attention to how local societies respond to extremism. I discuss the societal responses to right-wing extremism in Greece by focusing on the main actors, resources and tactics of the antifascist movement. I explore spatial and temporal patterns of antifascist mobilization and assess its effects on right-wing extremism.”