Reference : Religious Discourse and Radical Right Politics in Contemporary Greece, 2010-2014
Scientific journals : Article
Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/23317
Religious Discourse and Radical Right Politics in Contemporary Greece, 2010-2014
English
Papastathis, Konstantinos mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
2015
Politics, Religion & Ideology (formerly Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions)
16
2-3
218-247
Yes
International
2156-7689
2156-7697
[en] Radical Right ; Orthodox Church ; Greece
[en] Building on the ‘pathological normalcy’ thesis, the paper aims at exploring the ideological relationship between the ‘institutional’ Greek Church and the neo-Nazi ‘Golden Dawn’ party. To this end, the paper seeks to examine two interconnected themes: (1) the religious political discourse as a factor for the party's growth; and (2) the significance of the religious value system within the party's ideological structure. The method of analysis employed is the Essex School discourse theory paradigm. Overall, the paper argues that (1) the Church has not substantially contributed to the establishment of a ‘cordon sanitaire' against the Golden Dawn; (2) the political theology of the Greek Church, as well as the discourse of its former archbishop Christodoulos, have operated as the breeding-ground for the social legitimization of the party ideology; and (3) Golden Dawn has instrumentalized religion as a marker of national identity and an exclusion criterion.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/23317
10.1080/21567689.2015.1077705
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21567689.2015.1077705
FnR ; 5692163

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