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Leonidas is a political ethnographer with significant research experience in Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Greece. His research interests revolve around greek and latin american politics and social movements, autonomy, revolutions, development, anti-extrativism, and the commons. 




Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

2020 Oikonomakis, L. (2020) We protect the Forest Beings and the Forest Beings Protect us. Cultural Resistance in the Ecuadorian Amazonia. Anthropological Notebooks special issue: Culture of protest against perceived injustice. Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 129-146, ISSN 2232-3716. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4315282

2020 Oikonomakis, L. (2020) Chicha-Coronavirus: 1-0. On trust, natural disasters, and pandemics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Mundo Amazònico, 11(2), e88313.

2019 Oikonomakis, L. (2019) El encanto del Zapatismo. Una lucecita incómoda en medio de  una
larga noche.
Boletín Onteaiken No27, Mayo 2019. Special Issue on: Construyendo dignidad rebélde:25 años de imaginario Zapatista. Edited by: Tommaso Gravante, Alice Pomona
{By editor’s invitation] ISSN: 1852-3854,

2019 Oikonomakis, L, (2019). From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace. How social movements form their political strategies: the case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba. Bulletin of Latin American Research. November 2019, Vol.38, Issue 5, pp. 654-669

2015 Francis Patrick O’Connor and Leonidas Oikonomakis 2015. Pre-conflict Mobilisation Strategies and Urban-Rural Transition: The Cases of the PKK and the FLN/EZLN. Mobilisation: An International Quarterly: September 2015, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 379-399.

Foto: Leonidas Oikonomakis

Foto: Leonidas Oikonomakis – Campamento Civil Por La Paz, La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico.

*Chapters in Edited Volumes*

                       Chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes (by invitation):

2014 Oikonomakis, L. and F. Espinoza, 2014. “Bolivia’s MAS and its actual relation with the movements that brought it to state power.” In Becker, Stahler-Sholk, and Vanden, 2014. Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from BelowRowman & Littlefield Publishers. Peer-reviewed publication of Latin American Perspectives.

                      Chapters in edited volumes (by invitation):

2014 Oikonomakis, L. and J. Roos, 2014. “They don’t represent us. The Global Resonance of the Real Democracy Movement from the Indignados to Occupy.” In Della Porta, D. and A. Matoni, 2014. The transnational diffusion of protest from the Indignados to Occupy Wall StreetECPR Press.

2016 Oikonomakis, L. and J. Roos, 2016. “From Diffusion to Resonance. How the Global Movement for Real Democracy spread across borders.” In Dufour, Ancelovici, and Nez, 2016. Street Politics in the Age of AusterityAmsterdam University Press.

2017 Milan, C. and L.Oikonomakis, 2017. “Seeing the forest through the trees. From single issue protests to resonant mass movements in Greece, Turkey, and Bosnia Herzegovina.” In Bieber, F. Rebellion and Protest in the BalkansLondon: Routledge, 2017 (due in 2018)

2017  Οικονομάκης, Λ. 2017. «Η Κυβέρνηση της Ελπίδας, η Ελπίδα της Κυβέρνησης και ο ρόλος των εκλογών ως κυματοθραυστών των ριζοσπαστικών, προεικονιστικών πολιτικών διαδικασιών,» Κεφάλαιο στον συλλογικό τόμο Πέρα από την Κρίση: Μετά την κατάρρευση της θεσμικής ελπίδας, τι; υπο την επιμέλεια των John HollowayΚατερίνας Νασιόκα, Παναγιώτη Δούλου. Εκδόσεις: Futura.

2018 Oikonomakis, L. 2018. Solidarity in transition. The case of Greece.” Chapter in Donatella della
Porta (ed.):
Solidarity mobilizations in the ‘Refugee crisis’. Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

2020 Oikonomakis, L. 2018. “The Government of Hope, the hope of government, and the role of elections as wave-breakers of radical prefigurative political processes.” In Beyond Crisis: After the collapse of institutional hope in Greece, what? edited by John Holloway, Panagiotis Doulos, and Katerina Nasioka. Publisher: PM Press

                      Other  Articles:

2015 Οικονομάκης, Λ. 2015. Η αυτονομία στις Ζαπατίστικες κοινότητες. Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός. Πολιτική Επιθεώρηση. Ιούνιος 2015. Τεύχος 4. Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ.