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

    Xenakis, Sappho and Cheliotis, L.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.

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    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 localised 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 lifecycle 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 are more diverse than has heretofore been recognised 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
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): ‘Glocal’ disorder, Greece, protest, unrest
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sappho Xenakis
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 08:31
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:21


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