Who protests in Greece? Mass opposition to austerity

Wolfgang Rüdig, Georgios Karyotis

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Abstract

The widespread opposition to unprecedented austerity measures in Greece provides a unique opportunity to study the causes of mass protest. We report the results of a survey of the adult population, with two thirds of the respondents supporting protest and 29 per cent reporting actual involvements in strikes and/or demonstrations during 2010. Relative deprivation is a significant predictor of potential protest but does not play any role in terms of who actually takes part in strikes or demonstrations. Previous protest participation emerges as a key predictor of actual protest. We attempt to set these results in the context of Greece as compared with other countries facing similar challenges and discuss the implications for the future of austerity politics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-513
Number of pages27
JournalBritish Journal of Political Science
Volume44
Issue number3
Early online date12 Jun 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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  • protests
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  • Greece
  • austerity policies

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