Low Intensity Violence in Crisis-ridden Greece: evidence from the radical right and the radical left

Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Dr Lamprini Rori
Duration: September 2018 - September 2020


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 Outputs

Policy Brief & Research Paper

- The Research Paper is available here

- The Policy Brief is available here.


- The findings of the Research Project were presented during the event 'Πολιτική Βία στην Ελλάδα της Κρίσης'  which was held on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

- Read more about the event here and view some photos here

Press and Media

About the Research Project

"Οι καταλύτες της πολιτικής βίας", Dr Vassiliki Georgiadou,  Dr Lamprini Rori, Dr Konstantinos Roumanias, Ta Nea, 21 December 2019

"Αρχιτεκτονική και φυσιογνωμία της πολιτικής βίας",  Dr Lamprini Rori,  Kathimerini, 22 December 2019

Vasiliki Georgiadou gave an interview to Deutsche Welle, Die rechtsextreme Gefahr der "Goldenen Morgenröte", 21 January 2020

About the Athens Event

Radio Interviews

Dr Lamprini Rori gave a radio interview to Athens 9.84, 18 December 2019

Dr Vassiliki Georgiadou gave a radio interview to Athens 9.84, 19 December 2019

Research Team


Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Lamprini Rori, Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Exeter


Researcher: Vassiliki Georgiadou, Associate Professor of Political Science at the 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