About Kostas Gemenis
Kostas Gemenis is a political scientist, assistant professor of research methods at the University of Twente and member of the Choose4Greece research team.
Articles by Kostas Gemenis
The current situation in Greece, where days of riots followed the shooting on 6 December 2008 by a policeman of a young student, is messy and confusing. A general strike on 10 December in protest at the government's economic policies - even though the turnout of demonstrators was far smaller than organisers hoped - reinforces the sense of social division and dysfunctional governance. The riots belong to a larger historical and political pattern, which can help to explain or at least clarify them.