Socio-political Responses during Recessionary Times in Greece: An Introduction


In the context of the recent global financial crisis – the most severe crisis since the Great De-pression – Greece has been heavily affected in almost all aspects of the economic, social, political and in-stitutional spheres. The implemented draconian austerity measures under the bailout mechanisms have led to devastating effects on the lives of citizens that have triggered a plethora of collective initiatives. The main rationale of the Special Issue is to capture the various facets of socio-political responses that have emerged from the aftermath of the Greek financial crisis. The Special Issue relies on original data produced in the context of two EU-funded projects, namely LIVEWHAT and TransSOL, and includes six papers apply-ing qualitative and quantitative methods, providing a rich set of fresh and systematic data on understand-ing the collective efforts of Greek citizens during recessionary times.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i20356609v11i1p1

Keywords: Alternative action organisations; crisis; degrowth; gender; Greece; resilience; social and soli-darity economy; solidarity economy; trade unions


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Papageorgiou Y., V. Petousi (2018), “Gender Resilience in Times of Economic Crisis: Findings from Greece”, PArtecipazione e COnflitto, 11(1): 145-174.

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