The mass tumult witnessed in Greece was without parallel in other crisis-ridden European countries and led the political system into a deep crisis of legitimation. Significantly, social unrest preceded the economic crisis and unfolded through two distinct phases: one beginning in December 2008 and featuring an insurrection against the state; and another, which lasted from the first bailout in May 2010 until the eve of the May 2012 elections and was characterized by social disturbances. The focus is on two particular actors: the insurgent youth and the rebellious immigrant.
KeywordsParty System Illegal Immigrant Civil Disobedience Social Unrest Austerity Measure
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