Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Professor Manussos Marangudakis
Duration: September 2022 - August 2024
The study examines the socio-cultural forces that shape the Greek anti-vaccination movement as the combined effect of (a) mistrust of relevant public institutions and their leaders, (b) the proliferation of conspiracy theories in social media, (c) the religiosity cultivated by the “little Orthodox traditions” and their ad hoc charismatic leaders, and (d) by the international online anti-vaccination network of information disorder. The hypothesis we wish to test is that the anti-vaccination movement constitutes only one expression of a wider “underdog” culture the epicenter of which is the anti-globalization movement.
Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Manussos Marangudakis, Professor of Sociology, University of the Aegean
Co-Researcher: Maria Zamboka, PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean
Co-Researcher: Christos Kouroutzas, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean
Co-Researcher: Theodoros Chadjipadelis, Professor of Applied Statistics, Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University Thessaloniki