Reacting to ‘Austerity Politics’: The Tactic of Collective Expropriation in Greece

  title={Reacting to ‘Austerity Politics’: The Tactic of Collective Expropriation in Greece},
  author={Hartwig Pautz and Margarita Kominou},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  pages={103 - 110}
Masked activists, self-identifying as anarchists, taking from supermarkets and handing goods to passers-by are the topic of this profile. Over 50 such acts have occurred across Greece since the onset of the financial, political and social crisis in 2008. We present a snapshot of the phenomenon of collective expropriation and position it within a context of further market-oriented forms of resistance to ‘austerity politics’. 
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