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Rage and protest: the case of the Greek indignant movement

Simiti, Marilena (2014) Rage and protest: the case of the Greek indignant movement. GreeSE papers (82). The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

In Greece a mass movement known as the Aganaktismeni (the Indignant) became the main agent of social resistance to the memorandum signed by the Greek government, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The Greek movement did not take the form of a social movement sharing a minimum collective identity. Left-wing protestors played a prominent role. Protestors embracing right-wing populist frames also participated actively in collective mobilizations, while segments of the extreme right attempted to manipulate rage to their advantage. This unique feature of the Greek movement posed a completely different challenge to the principles of diversity and inclusiveness than the one debated within the Spanish Indignados and the Occupy protests. Furthermore, it illustrates that rage and indignation may spark dissimilar, even conflicting forms of political contention.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/he...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Collections > GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory papers on Greece and Southeast Europe
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56229

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