• Hooliganism isn’t an issue that emerged in Greece in the 21st century; it is not another case of “Greek” violent exceptionalism.
  • Hooliganism evolved across Europe in the context of violent extremism.
  • The violence associated with hooliganism now exists in two main forms: a) organized with violent confrontations planned in advance, and b) disorganized and pervasive both in sports venues and elsewhere.
  • If we are to approach the issue of violent hooliganism as a whole in Greece, we must look at in the broader context of violence in the country.
  • Violent hooliganism can only be dealt with effectively through the involvement of multiple bodies, as well as through a mix of initiatives and actions that go beyond repression and persecution, while also emphasizing prevention.

Read here, in Greek, the Policy brief by Triandafyllos Karatrantos, ELIAMEP Research Fellow.

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