Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

"Glocal" disorder: causes, conduct and consequences of the 2008 Greek unrest

Xenakis, Sappho and Cheliotis, Leonidas K. (2016) "Glocal" disorder: causes, conduct and consequences of the 2008 Greek unrest. European Journal of Criminology, 13 (5). pp. 639-656. ISSN 1477-3708

PDF - Accepted Version
Download (277kB) | Preview

Identification Number: 10.1177/1477370816636933


This article examines the unrest that emanated in Athens and rolled out across Greek cities in December 2008 as a case through which to advance understanding of how local, national and international arenas may together shape localized episodes of disorder. We begin by addressing the proximate and structural causes of the unrest, before turning to explore the multifarious character of protest actions, including novel and derivative forms of contestation deployed by protestors, and public debate about the appropriate apportioning of blame amongst the variety of actors involved. Finally, we look at the diverse outcomes of the unrest and their impact upon extant socio-political tensions. For each stage of the life-cycle of the unrest, we evaluate the relevance of international actors, practices and discourses. Our analysis of the Greek unrest of 2008 suggests, first, that the array of intersections between global, national and local dimensions of unrest is more diverse than has heretofore been recognized by pertinent scholarship, and, second, that international or transnational factors may play a significant role in the emergence, conduct and consequences of disorder even in instances where national and local dynamics remain predominant.

Item Type: Article
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 16:43
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:14

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics