From Streets and Squares to Radical Political Emancipation? Resistance Lessons from Athens during the Crisis

@article{Hadjimichalis2013FromSA,
  title={From Streets and Squares to Radical Political Emancipation? Resistance Lessons from Athens during the Crisis},
  author={Costis Hadjimichalis},
  journal={Human Geography},
  year={2013},
  volume={6},
  pages={116 - 136}
}
The current crisis with imposed austerity measures hit Greece in 2009. People in large cities such as Athens were the first victims. Resistance took various forms including mobilizations and fights in the streets and squares of Athens. Although to some extent spontaneous in the beginning, these mobilizations were not without political preparation (at least for some participants) and this partially explains both their intensity and stability and the violent police reaction. Resistance and anti… 

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