The Ideology of Far Left Populism in Greece: Blame, Victimhood and Revenge in the Discourse of Greek Anarchists

  title={The Ideology of Far Left Populism in Greece: Blame, Victimhood and Revenge in the Discourse of Greek Anarchists},
  author={Roman Gerodimos},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={608 - 625}
  • Roman Gerodimos
  • Published 1 August 2015
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Political Studies
Populism has often been conceptualised as a ‘necessary evil’, a phenomenon that is at odds with core elements of representative democracy while also fulfilling a functional role. While the literature on populism has seen a healthy growth, new questions have emerged about the role of emotions in populist rhetoric and that rhetoric's role in the path to political violence. Furthermore, the literature on populism in Europe has predominantly focused on the discourse or electoral success of far… 

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