Haris Malamidis

Haris Malamidis is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore and member of the Center of Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). His research focuses on the transformation of social movements and grassroots organizations during the times of crisis from 2008 onwards and their relationship with the state. Haris received his BA from the Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) and his MA from the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg (Sweden). During his postgraduate studies, Haris has participated in the research project “Corruption in Post-Conflict Societies” at the University of Gothenburg. His main research interests include social mobilizations and anti-austerity struggles, contentious politics, deliberative and participatory democracy and solidarity economy. 

Social Clinics in Greece and the Welfare Provision
The growth of unemployment and the austerity policies imposed by the Greek governments to tackle the Greek debt had not left untouched the health sector, leaving around 1/3 of the country’s population uncovered. In order to contribute to the debate regarding the provision of “second welfare”, this article draws its attention to Greece and the case of social clinics, established all over the country to provide for free primary healthcare services and medicines to those without access to the healthcare system.