Welcome to the Greek Politics Specialist Group

The Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) is an international, non-profit network of leading experts on Greek politics.

We support research on Greek political and social affairs, organise scholarly events and provide a link between academic experts, practitioners and the media.

“Although only a few may originate a policy, we are all able to judge it…
We do not look upon discussion as a stumbling block in the way of political action,
but as an indispensable preliminary to acting wisely….”

Pericles (cited in Karl Popper’s “The Open Society and Its Enemies”)


Latest News

Scientific Conference at the Hellenic-American Union

The GPSG is pleased to co-convene the scientific conference “Greeks and other strange birds. Political and cultural dimensions of the Greek exoticism”. The conference will take place on 4-5 July, 2018 in Athens and will be hosted by the Hellenic-American Union.

Conference convenors: Laboratory for Greek Politics (Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens), Inter-departmental Postgraduate Program on Governance and Entrepreneurship (University of Peloponnese – Technological Educational Institution of Peloponnese), Greek Politics Specialist Group (of PSA) and the journals Nea Hestia, Greek Political Science Review, Science and Society, Books’ Journal, Plani.

Scientific Committee: Vasiliki Georgiadou, Ioannis Grigoriadis, Nikos Karapidakis, Katerina Koskina, Panayis Panagiotopoulos, Maro Pantelidou-Malouta, Lamprini Rori, Nicolas Sevastakis, Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis.

Organising Committee: Panayis Panagiotopoulos, Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos

For more information about the event and speakers, please click here.




Symposium at the Scottish Parliament

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 ‘Refugee Politics: Dilemmas and Trade-Offs’, will be held on 15 June 2018 at the Scottish Parliament. It aims to explore the dynamics and trade-offs of refugee policies and politics in Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom – and the implications of these for Scotland. The event is sponsored by Colin Beattie (Member of the Scottish Parliament) and jointly funded by the Political Studies Association and the ESRC/AHRC as part of their contribution to the Global Challenges Research Fund (Award Reference: ES/P005189/1).

For more information about the event and speakers please click here.

Symposium at the Scottish Parliament



Methodological seminar at the Centre for Political Research

The University of Sheffield, the University of Exeter and the Centre for Political Research of Panteion University are co-organising an intensive, one-week seminar delving into methodological issues in research for social movements. The seminar is intended for postgraduate students and PhD candidates at advanced stages of their postgraduate research. It will take place at the Centre for Political Research from 17 to 20 September and will be 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.

Participants are invited to apply by 15 July 2018.

For more information about the application and the event, please click the image below.

Call_Methodology in the field of Social Movements studies



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.