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About Yannis Theocharis

Yannis Theocharis is Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim, where he also lectures on Internet and Politics. His research interests include political behaviour, social capital, protest activism and the internet. He has participated in numerous academic conferences and has given talks on activism, new media and social capital in public events.

Articles by Yannis Theocharis

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why the future of Greece lies in the rise of a new civil society and education

One of the biggest challenges for post-austerity Greece will be the rebuilding of a strong civil society. Future foundations are already being laid out through new and exciting citizen initiatives, but much is yet to be done.

Reinstating trust in the Greek psyche

The Greek reality encourages an ‘every man for himself’ mentality in everyday life – which in turn opens the way to growing political extremism and further damages the social fabric of society. Only the people can counter this downward spiral, and some are doing so. 

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