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Tax evasion and self-flagellation in Greece

Zahariadis, Nikolaos (2011) Tax evasion and self-flagellation in Greece. LSE Greece@LSE (25 Oct 2011). Website.

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There is a public ritual in Iran where pious Shiites commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. They walk the streets chanting, beating their breasts in penance, cutting themselves with daggers or swords, and whipping themselves in synchronized moves. Recounting such “Passion Play” honors martyrdom, brings catharsis, and indirectly begs for absolution.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 00:17

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