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Comparative Politics

2012

Comparative Politics

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Cultures Of Rioting And Anti-Systemic Movements In Southern Europe, Katia Andronikidou, Iosif Kovras Jan 2012

Cultures Of Rioting And Anti-Systemic Movements In Southern Europe, Katia Andronikidou, Iosif Kovras

Iosif Kovras

The article investigates why, despite similar background conditions, Greece has been the site of frequent, highly visible, fringe, anti-system politics and street riots, while similar phenomena are rare in Spain. Although the article’s focal point is the eruption of the December 2008 riots in Athens, it sheds light on the two countries’ diverse social reactions to the sovereign debt crisis. Deploying the tool of media framing, it argues that historical legacies and political cultures matter. In the Greek case, the transition to democracy shaped a political ‘culture of sympathy’ towards acts of resistance to the state, a culture that ...


Essentials Of Comparative Politics, Arabic Translation, Patrick H. O'Neil Dec 2011

Essentials Of Comparative Politics, Arabic Translation, Patrick H. O'Neil

Patrick H. O'Neil

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