Greece: A Procedural Defence of Democracy against the Golden Dawn

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Abstract

Greece not a militant democracy – Constitution rejects party bans – Challenge posed by neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn – Preference for a procedural approach – Not as passive as previously thought – Proactive use of regular law – Golden Dawn charged for being a criminal organisation disguised as a political party – Questions about the political timing of the trial – Importance of judiciary independence – Why not a terrorist organization – Suspension of party funding and other restrictions against Golden Dawn – Actions by state institutions as opposed to local and civil society – How to distinguish between procedural- and militant-democratic initiatives – Political rights of convicted party leaders – Benefits and risks of procedural model
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-201
JournalEuropean Constitutional Law Review
Volume17
Issue number2
Early online date2021 Jul 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
  • Law and Society
  • Philosophy

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