Golden Dawn, Austerity and Young People: The Rise of Fascist Extremism Among Young People in Contemporary Greek Society

  title={Golden Dawn, Austerity and Young People: The Rise of Fascist Extremism Among Young People in Contemporary Greek Society},
  author={Alexandra Koronaiou and Evangelos Lagos and Alexandros Sakellariou and Stelios Kymionis and Irini Chiotaki-Poulou},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={231 - 249}
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