GPSG Newsflash 01/22


Events and Notices

12 January 2022
Dear Colleagues,Wishing you a Happy New Year! The Greek Politics Specialist Group is pleased to share the following news and details about events, calls for scholarships, teaching opportunities and publications:GPSG NEWS

1. GPSG-BSA Webinar – Monday 14/2 17:00-18:00 (GMT) The second webinar of the GPSG/BSA research webinar series on Modern Greek Studies will take place on Monday 14 February 2022, 17.00-18.00 (GMT). Dr Stella Ladi, Reader at Queen Mary University of London and Associate Professor at Panteion University will discuss a paper on Experts in Crisis Management and Public Trust: A Comparative Analysis. Her presentation will be commented by Professor George Pagoulatos, Athens University of Economics and Business/ELIAMEP.   For more information, please click here. 

2. GPSG Panels at the PSA Annual Conference The GPSG is pleased to announce the organisation of three panels at the 72nd Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual International Conference, convened by the University of York on 11th-13th April 2022.     Panel 1: ‘No longer so marginal: Radical parties in Southern Europe’ Panel 2: ‘Polarization and Protest in Southern Europe’Panel 3: ‘Accountability and Effects in a Greek context’ 

For more information about the convenors and panels’ summaries, please click here.

3. Workshop accepted at ECPR Joint Sessions 2022 The GPSG is pleased to announce the acceptance of the workshop “Crises as opportunities? Reconceptualising EU member states relationships in the age of permanent emergency” at the ECPR Joint Sessions, The University of Edinburgh & Online, 19-22 April 2022.Panel Number: EDI07Panel Chair: Dr Stella Ladi, Reader at Queen Mary University of London and Associate Professor at Panteion University Panel Co-Chair: Dr. Laura Polverari, Associate Professor at the University of PadovaFor the abstract and more information, please click here. 4. Research Opportunity at the GPSG: Outcome The GPSG is pleased to welcome Vassilis Karokis-Mavrikos as Research Assistant for the project “The Covid-19 pandemic as a focusing event for structural transformation in digital governance: the case of Greece”. The project explores a new driver for digital governance transformation; pressures on administrative capacity during crisis. Applying a Multiple Streams perspective to the case of Greece during the Covid-19 pandemic, the working paper that will result from the project will bring in new elite interviewing data and examine the impact of the pandemic as a focusing event for digital governance transformation in the country as well as the barriers to structural change existing institutional arrangements may impose.    Vassilis is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FASS) of the University of Surrey. He holds a BSc in Government and Economics and a MSc in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His doctoral thesis examines agenda-setting and policy formulation at the EU level through a public policy lens, with a focus on pharmaceutical policies. His research interests include EU public policy, health and public health policies, crisis management and digitalization.5. Launching of GPSG Blog The GPSG inaugurates its blog and encourages submissions from academics and researchers studying Greek politics, as well as practitioners and policy makers with significant expertise in the latter field. We are interested in submissions covering a wide range of topics with a focus on Greece, while we particularly encourage submissions covering less studied issues. Suggested length for each blogpost is 800 words, yet we are happy to accommodate longer posts when appropriate. Please note that all submissions should be evidence based and will be selected based on their quality.To submit an article for consideration, please e-mail it to [email protected] and [email protected] in a Word file. All submitted posts will be passed to the relevant Editor for approval, comments and editing, to enhance readability to the blog’s wider audience.6. GPSG Working Papers The GPSG welcomes scholarly working papers, as well as preliminary or interim reports of ongoing research. There is no word limit, although we encourage prospective contributors to aim for a length of 3,000 – 4,000 words (research reports) and 4,000 – 8,000 words (full papers). All submitted papers go through peer-review, thus, receiving much constructive feedback that facilitates their future development. Accepted papers will feature in the GPSG website, reaping many benefits such as attracting experts and interested parties who may then wish to promote your work. We strongly encourage PhD researchers and junior scholars to submit their work. To submit a working paper, please e-mail it to [email protected].


1. Onassis Foundation Scholarships 2022-23:The Onassis Foundation announces its annual scholarship programme for the academic year 2022-23. Scholarships are open to all those holding Greek citizenship and/or of Greek nationality, or to graduates of Greek universities who hold a High School Diploma from Greece, regardless of their citizenship, provided that they have a legal residence permit in Greece.For further information regarding the current announcement, the relevant terms, the application process and the supporting documents please click here.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES1. Θέση ακαδημαϊκού υποτρόφου για τη διδασκαλία μαθημάτων στο Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου:Ι. «Εκλογές, Εκλογικά Συστήματα και Εκλογική Συμπεριφορά» (ΕΚ & ΕΕ) προσφέρεται στο Η’ εξάμηνο τόσο ως Επιλογής Κορμού για την κατεύθυνση Πολιτικής Επιστήμης όσο και ως Ελεύθερης Επιλογής για την κατεύθυνση Διεθνείς Σχέσεις με πέντε (5) πιστωτικές μονάδες ECTSΙΙ. «Πολιτικά Κόμματα και Δημοσκοπήσεις» (ΕΕ)  προσφέρεται στο ΣΤ’/Η’ εξάμηνο ως Ελεύθερης Επιλογής για τις δύο κατευθύνσεις με πέντε (5) πιστωτικές μονάδες ECTSΚαταληκτική ημερομηνία υποβολής υποψηφιοτήτων είναι η 15/1/2022.Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες, πατήστε εδώ. 

  • Dikaios, G. and Tsagkroni, V. (2021), “Failing to build a network as policy entrepreneurs: Greek politicians negotiating with the EU during the first quarter of SYRIZA in government”, Contemporary Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13569775.2021.1964183.
  • Efstathopoulos, C. (2021), “Southern middle powers and the liberal international order: The options for Brazil and South Africa”, International Journal, September, DOI: 10.1177/00207020211042915.
  • Kalogeropoulos, Α., Rori, L. and Dimitrakopoulou, D. (2021), “Social Media Help Me Distinguish between Truth and Lies’: News Consumption in the Polarised and Low-trust Media Landscape of Greece”, South European Society and Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2021.1980941
  • Ladi, S. and Lampropoulou, M. (2021), “Market Regulation via Independent Agencies in Post Crisis Greece”, in G. Alogoskoufis and K. Featherstone (eds.), Greece and the Euro: From Crisis to Recovery, Hellenic Observatory and The Fletcher School: 308-323, 
  • Ladi, S. and Wolff, S. (2021), “The EU Institutional Architecture in the Covid-19 Response: Coordinative Europeanization in times of Permanent Emergency”, Annual Review of the Journal of Common Market Studies, 59. 51: 32-43, 
  • Ladi, S., Angelou, A. and Panagiotatou, D. (2021), “Regaining Trust: evidence-informed policy making during the Covid crisis in Greece”, South European Society and Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2021.1983932 
  • Ladi, S., Panagiotatou, D. and Angelou, A. (2021), ‘The Greek Ecosystem of Science for Policy’, Discussion Paper prepared for the workshop on Science for Policy across the EU: Greece organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the General Secretariat of Coordination, Presidency of the Government, Hellenic Republic, September.
  • Moury, C., Ladi, S., Cardoso, D. and Gago, A. (2021), Capitalising on Constraint: Bailout Politics in Eurozone Countries, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Rori L. (2021), “From ‘black sheep of the eurozone’ to ‘European shield’: Ten years of crisis politics in Greece”, in C. Spanou (ed.), Crisis, Reform and the Way Forward in Greece: A Turbulent Decade (1st ed.), Routledge,
  • Κολιαστάσης, Π. (2021), “Πρωθυπουργοί σε διαρκή εκλογική εκστρατεία: Κ. Σημίτης, Κ. Καραμανλής, Γ. Παπανδρέου”, Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο,
  • Παναγάκου, Σ. (2021), “Η Αντιγόνη του Σοφοκλή: Ένας Θησαυρός της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Γραμματείας”, Deals 4 Sparti, τεύχος 48 (Αύγουστος – Σεπτέμβριος 2021), σ. 82. 

If you would like to share any news, new publications, advertise events or calls for papers, please contact Dimitra Panagiotatou.

Kind Regards,Dimitra, on behalf of the GPSG Executive Committee.