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Night of rioting central Athens

Georgas, Evangelos (2013) Night of rioting central Athens. UNSPECIFIED, GBR. (Submitted)

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This image shows a building on fire in central Athens, Greece, during a night of rioting against the parliamentary approval of new austerity measures. My research addresses the question of why there is more contention and violence in Greece against the implemented austerity, compared to other debt-ridden European countries where similar measures were adopted? Why did the party system in Greece collapse and far right and left parties managed to break into parliamentary politics, while in Ireland and Portugal public discontent was expressed through already institutionalized parties? In order to understand how the economic crisis affects political and social change I am comparing the reaction to austerity in Greece and Ireland. My focus is on the interaction between political parties’ framing of the causes of the crisis, and the way individuals use or refute those frames in their narration of their interests and identities.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Georgas Evangelos
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Research Festival 2013
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 12:02
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 23:18

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