GPSG Newsflash 05/2018


Dear Colleagues,

The Greek Politics Specialist Group is pleased to share the following news and details about forthcoming events and calls for papers:


  1. Methodological seminar at the Centre for Political Research: The GPSG is pleased to announce the final program of the four-day intensive seminar delving into methodological issues in research for social movements, co-organised by the University of Sheffield, the University of Exeter and the Centre for Political Research of Panteion University. The seminar is intended for 19 postgraduate students and PhD candidates at advanced stages of their postgraduate research. It will bring together scholars from history, political science, sociology and communication to debate on major approaches in the research on social movements. It will be hosted at the Centre for Political Research, from 17 to 20 September, and taught in English and Greek.

The seminar is generously funded by the University of Sheffield (Max Batley Peace Studies fund) and co-sponsored by the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the PSA.

For more information about the program, please see attached pdf.

  1. Call for Papers Competition: The GPSG invites Working Papers under the call “Greece: From Economic Rescue to Recovery and Reform?”. Papers should present research conducted on the impact of the debt crisis on Greek economic, political and social domains. We particularly encourage comparative, cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, as well as papers featuring original ideas and empirical data. All methodological and epistemological approaches based on sound social science reasoning are welcome.

Selected papers will be published in the GPSG Working Paper series.

The best paper will receive an award of £120.

Papers (including paper title, 200-word abstract, institutional affiliation and full contact details) should be submitted to: [email protected],  copying [email protected], by 12 October 2018.

Authors may indicate whether their paper can be included in a panel proposal to be submitted to the 69th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference (15 – 17 April 2019).

Please address all enquiries to Panagiota Manoli at [email protected].

For more information about the competition, please see attached pdf.

  1. PSA 2019 Call for Papers: From Leeds in 2005 to Cardiff in 2018, the GPSG has consistently had a very strong presence at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conferences, while also promoting cross-fertilisation with other Specialist Groups and international networks. The GPSG cordially invites scholars to submit paper and panel proposals for the 2019 PSA Annual Conference, which will be hosted by Nottingham Trent University and its theme is (Un)Sustainable Politics in a Changing World. Please find attached a general call for proposals on all aspects of Greek society and politics, as well as two specific calls, one on the whether the economic storm is over in Southern Europe (jointly organised with ECPR’s Southern European Politics Standing Group) and another on party competition in Europe, jointly organised with  Nordic Politics, Italian Politics, French Politics, German Politics, and Parliaments Specialist Groups of the PSA.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday 12th October 2018. Applicants will be notified whether they have been included in the GPSG’s panels ahead of the final PSA deadline (Monday 22 October). Please send your proposals for papers (consisting of a paper title, 200-word abstract, institutional affiliation and full contact details) or panels (with full details of the papers and authors) to [email protected], copying our Panel Convenor, Dr. Vasiliki Tsagkroni, who will be happy to respond to any enquires about this call or the conference at: [email protected].

For more information about the call for papers, please see attached pdf.

  1. Panel Discussion at the Onassis Cultural Centre: The GPSG is co-convening a two-panels discussion on the political participation of the Greek diaspora with the SEESOX (University of Oxford) and Dianeosis. The event will be hosted by the Onassis Cultural Centre “Stegi Grammaton Kai Technon” on 29 October 2018. The first panel will focus on the political participation of the Greeks leaving abroad and the second on the specific theme of political representation of the expats.

Further information will follow soon.


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.