BSA x GPSG Research Seminar | 21 November 2022
This event is part of a series on Modern Greek Studies co-organised by the BSA and the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG). Organised by Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield) and Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter) and hosted by the British School at Athens. This is a hybrid event, taking place both in-person at the British School at Athens (Souedias 52, Athens) and live online via Zoom. If attending in-person, the event will be followed by a wine reception.
Political violence in Greece: continuities and new direction
Abstract: 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.