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Low intensity violence in crisis-ridden Greece: Evidence from the radical right and the radical left

Overview: 

Political extremism has constantly been present in Greece since 1974.Despite the adoption of a counter-terrorist governmental strategy around the turn of the millennium which temporarily limited domestic terrorism, high and low-intensity violence remains a serious problem. By its unprecedented magnitude and durée, the ongoing financial crisis has triggered the emergence of circumstances that promote the toleration, acceptance and use of violence. The project focuses on different expressions of political violence in Greece from 2008 onwards, aiming to identify its repertoire and causes, the actors involved, their targets, aims and consequences. Among different dimensions and levels of intensity, we will concentrate on violent episodes of low intensity. 

Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Dr Lamprini Rori (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Exeter)

Researcher: Dr Vassiliki Georgiadou (Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences).

Research Assistant: Mrs Karmen Missiou (Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences)

Read the Policy Brief for the Research Project