GPSG Newsflash 02/2018


15 February 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The Greek Politics Specialist Group is pleased to share the following news and details about forthcoming call for papers, call for speakers, job opportunities and publications:


  1. Funding Competition: In January 2018, GPSG was successful in the PSA Specialist Group ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ funding competition. The PSA awarded the Greek Politics and German Politics Specialist Groups £2,000 towards the organisation of a joint Greek-German symposium on refugee politics. The event, titled ‘Understanding Refugee Politics: Reflections on the German, Greek and UK Experience’, will be held in May 2018 at the Scottish Parliament. If you are interested in the event or in getting involved, please contact Dr. Georgios Karyotis, GPSG’s Co-Convenor.
  2. Call for GPSG Working Papers: The Greek Politics Specialist Group welcomes scholarly working papers, as well as preliminary or interim reports of ongoing research. There is no word limit, although we would encourage prospective contributors to aim for a length of 3,000 – 4,000 words (research reports) and 4,000 – 8,000 words (full papers). Featuring your paper on our website has many benefits as it can attract experts and interested parties who may then wish to promote your work or provide you with valuable feedback.

For more information please contact Panagiota Manoli.



The Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER/IDOS) of Athens in collaboration with the University of Catania, the University of the Aegean and the University of Zaragoza are organising the 3rd Workshop on Security & Stability in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The event will take place on 5-7 November 2018 in Athens.

Participants are invited to send paper abstracts (200-250 words) or panel proposals (up to four papers per panel) to [email protected] by 10th April 2018.

For more information please click here.



The Intergenerational Justice Network invites academics who would like to participate as speakers in a panel discussion titled ‘Greece (2008-2018): A Decade in Crisis and the Quest of a New Era’. The event will take place on 28 March 2018, 19:00-21:00, at Hult International Business School, Hult House East, 35 Commercial Road, London E1 1LD, Room 1.A.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Dora Giannaki.



The Department of International Politics at City University is advertising 2 Lectureships in Comparative Politics. Although the appointed candidates are not expected to be area specialists, the Department would welcome comparative political scientists that also explore Greece from a comparative perspective. Stellar researchers with excellent publications in leading journals/university presses are particularly encouraged to apply by 8 March 2018.

For more information please click here.



A new book titled ‘Economic Crisis and Structural Reforms in Southern Europe: Policy Lessons’, edited by Professor Paolo Manasse and Dimitris Katsikas, has been recently published. The book is part of Routledge Studies in the European Economy and examines the reforms implemented by countries of the European South in recent years, as part of the economic adjustment programmes drawing useful policy lessons from their successes and failures.

For more information about the book and the list of contributors please click here.


If you would like to share any news, advertise events or calls for papers, please contact Dr. Dimitris Skleparis.

Kind Regards,

Dimitris, on behalf of the GPSG Executive Committee.