Square PoliticsKey characteristics of the indignant mobilizations in Greece.

John Karamichas

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This paper discusses the findings from an online survey completed by nearly 500 persons claiming participation in the indignant (Aganaktismenoi) mobilizations of Syntagma square in Athens during May/June 2011. The demographics of the respondents could have been highly affected by the research medium that was used. However, this paper argues that since the indignant mobilizations were called across different nations by using online social networks, like facebook, the characteristics identified in the Greek case perfectly fit within the general pattern that characterised the participants in these mobilizations. As such, this paper puts the mobilizations at Syntagma square in a good footing for comparative cross-national examination. Furthermore, this paper confirms the increasingly important role played by cyber activism over socio-political contestation in the Greek context. In addition, it discusses the impact that this cyber activism has on the gender composition of political activism and the role of mainstream political participation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Event62nd PSA Annual International Conference - Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Apr 201201 Apr 2012


Conference62nd PSA Annual International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast, Northern Ireland


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