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

Hartwig Pautz, Margarita Kominou

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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'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-110
JournalSocial Movement Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Expropriation
  • appropriation
  • social banditry
  • anarchism
  • market disobediance
  • Greece


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