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Multi-level Factors of Youth Exclusion and Inclusion in Greece


This report contains a discussion of the main findings emerging from a study of the role of young people in the Greek anti-austerity mobilizations in 2011. After a brief discussion of how the recent economic crisis sharpened young people’s social and labor market exclusion, we undertake an analysis of the main domestic factors – both policy (factors related to labour market and social inclusion) and organizational (factors to pertaining social and political engagement) – that provided the backdrop of young people’s radicalization and their participation in the Greek Indignant movement. In the final parts, the particular characteristics and events of the May/July 2011 mobilizations are elaborated. The report concludes by delving into the transformative impact of the anti-austerity movement and its effects on the national context.

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