A New Dawn? Change and Continuity in Political Violence in Greece

  title={A New Dawn? Change and Continuity in Political Violence in Greece},
  author={Sappho Xenakis},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={437 - 464}
  • S. Xenakis
  • Published 15 June 2012
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
With the arrest and conviction of members of the Greek Revolutionary Organization 17 November in the early 2000s, the chapter appeared to be closing on one of the last of a generation of urban guerrillas in Western Europe. Before the end of that decade, however, not only had a new batch of violent political organizations arisen in Greece, but the country had also experienced its worst social unrest in over thirty years. With a view to helping fill an emerging descriptive and analytical gap… 

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