Urban Guerrilla or Revolutionary Fantasist? Dimitris Koufodinas and the Revolutionary Organisation 17 November

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27177
Title:
Urban Guerrilla or Revolutionary Fantasist? Dimitris Koufodinas and the Revolutionary Organisation 17 November
Authors:
Kassimeris, George
Abstract:
The end of Greece's Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N) finally came on 5 September 2002 when the group's leader of operations, Dimitris Koufodinas, turned himself to the police. Unlike Alexandros Giotopoulos, the group's chief ideologue who denied any involvement in 17N, Koufodinas took responsibility for the entire 17N experience and sought to defend and justify their violent actions. Drawing on Koufodinas's court testimony this article suggests that the world of 17N was a closed, self-referential world where terrorism had become for the members a way of life from which they could not walk away. Defending the group's campaign from beginning to end, Koufodinas contended that 17N was an authentic revolutionary alternative to a barbaric, inhumane and vindictive capitalist order that was running amok. An emblematic personality of 17N terrorism, Dimitris Koufodinas embraced the view that Greece's “self-negating democracy” necessitated exactly the kind of political violence they had undertaken. (Ingenta)
Citation:
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 28(1): 21-31
Publisher:
London: Routledge
Journal:
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27177
DOI:
10.1080/10576100490513738
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/10576100490513738
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1057610X
Appears in Collections:
Conflict Studies Research Group ; History

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dc.contributor.authorKassimeris, George-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:37:35Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:37:35Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationStudies in Conflict and Terrorism, 28(1): 21-31en
dc.identifier.issn1057610X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10576100490513738-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27177-
dc.description.abstractThe end of Greece's Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N) finally came on 5 September 2002 when the group's leader of operations, Dimitris Koufodinas, turned himself to the police. Unlike Alexandros Giotopoulos, the group's chief ideologue who denied any involvement in 17N, Koufodinas took responsibility for the entire 17N experience and sought to defend and justify their violent actions. Drawing on Koufodinas's court testimony this article suggests that the world of 17N was a closed, self-referential world where terrorism had become for the members a way of life from which they could not walk away. Defending the group's campaign from beginning to end, Koufodinas contended that 17N was an authentic revolutionary alternative to a barbaric, inhumane and vindictive capitalist order that was running amok. An emblematic personality of 17N terrorism, Dimitris Koufodinas embraced the view that Greece's “self-negating democracy” necessitated exactly the kind of political violence they had undertaken. (Ingenta)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon: Routledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/10576100490513738en
dc.subject17 Novemberen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectMarxist/Leninist terroristsen
dc.subjectRevolutionary organisationsen
dc.subjectTerrorismen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectNationalismen
dc.subjectGuerrilla warfareen
dc.subjectPolitical historyen
dc.subjectKoufodinas, Dimitrisen
dc.titleUrban Guerrilla or Revolutionary Fantasist? Dimitris Koufodinas and the Revolutionary Organisation 17 Novemberen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalStudies in Conflict & Terrorismen
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