Dr. Roman Gerodimos is Founder of the GPSG and a Senior Academic in Global Current Affairs in the Media School at Bournemouth University. Roman’s background is in political science and international studies. He holds an MSc in Government (LSE) and a PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth). His doctoral thesis examined online youth civic engagement in the UK, focusing on young users’ evaluations of NGO websites. It won the 2010 Arthur McDougall Fund Prize for the Best Dissertation in Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation by the UK’s Political Studies Association.
Roman’s current research projects focus on extremism and terrorism in Greece; the relationship between digital media, urban public space and civic culture; youth engagement with global current affairs; and the role of digital literacy in fostering civic responsibility and global citizenship. He is the co-editor of “The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment” (Routledge 2013) and “The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece Beyond the Crisis” (Palgrave 2014). He has published in scholarly journals such as Political Studies, Public Administration and Information, Communication & Society, and has contributed to many media and academic outlets internationally, while he is also available for consultancy work. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change.
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Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos is a Lecturer at the University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies. His research interests are: international security, strategy, intelligence, military transformation and foreign policy analysis. He has published articles in the Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Journal of International Security Affairs and Journal of Military History. Andrew Liaropoulos is also a member of the editorial board of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs. From 2005 to 2010 he served as Secretary of the Greek Politics Specialist Group.
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Dr. Dimitris Tsarouhas is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Turkey. He has previously taught at the Middle East Technical University (METU) and is a graduate of The University of Sheffield (BA, PhD in Political Science) and the London School of Economics (MSc in European Political Economy). He is the author of Social Democracy in Sweden: the Threat from a Globalized World (London and New York: IB Tauris, 2008) and co-editor of Bridging the Real Divide: Social and Regional Policy in Turkey’s EU Accession Process (Ankara: METU University Press 2007).
His research interests include progressive politics, welfare politics, Europeanization and European integration, Greek political economy and EU-Turkey relations. He has published on these issues in various journals, including in Public Administration, Social Politics, Social Policy & Administration, European Journal of Industrial Relations and Journal of South-eastern Europe and Black Sea Studies.
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Dr. Stella Ladi joined Queen Mary, University of London as a senior lecturer in 2012. She has been a lecturer of Europeanization and Public Policy at Panteion University since 2010. She previously worked as a lecturer at University of Sheffield and University of Exeter. She has also been a Research Fellow at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). She has acted as a public policy expert at the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of the Aegean, Greece. In July 2002 she completed her PhD thesis at the University of York. Her research interests include public policy and public administration reforms, Europeanization, global governance and the role of experts in public policy. Some of her latest publications are: Ladi, S. and Dalakou V. (2010), Public Policy Analysis, Athens: Papazisis (in Greek) and Ladi, S. (2011), “Policy Change and Soft Europeanization: The Transfer of the Ombudsman Institution to Greece, Cyprus and Malta”, Public Administration and Ladi, S. (2012) “Rival Hypotheses of Europeanization: Comparing the Roles of the EU and BSEC in Good Governance Reforms” in Th. Exadaktylos και C. Radaelli (eds), Research Design in European Studies, Palgrave.
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Dr. Georgios Karyotis (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is a Lecturer in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, where he has been working since 2004. He teaches and researches in the broad areas of international relations, international security and crisis management. He is section editor for the Journal of Contemporary European Research and convenor of the interdisciplinary group Strathclyde Conflict and Resolution (SCAR). He has published articles in Cooperation & Conflict and the Journal of Peace Research, among others, and has offered expert policy advice to the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo) and the Hellenic Ministry of Defence. Key areas of interest: international security theory; migration; terrorism; economic crisis; securitisation; protest behaviour, Greek society and politics.
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Dr. Vasilis Leontitsis is a research fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE. His predominant research interests lie in the spheres of territorial politics and public policy. He has researched extensively Greek local government. He has also researched and taught aspects of European Union politics; particularly issues related to regional policy, environmental policy, Europeanization, multi-level governance and enlargement.
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Dr. Theofanis Exadaktylos is a Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Surrey. He previously worked at the University of Exeter where he completed his PhD in Politics. He holds an MSc in the political economy of European integration (LSE), and a BA in economics and international relations (Tufts University). His previous work includes the political economy of transition and the impact of EU enlargement on the national foreign policy of the member states. Current research interests include Europeanization of foreign policy, politics of austerity, issues of policy implementation and political trust, the impact of the current Eurozone crisis on the rise of populism. He recently co-edited a book with Claudio Radaell on “Research Methods in European Studies: Research Design in Europeanization” (Palgrave/Macmillian, April 2012).
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Prof. Theodore Chadjipadelis is Professor of Applied Statistics at the Department of Political Sciences of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has participated in over 100 conferences in Greece and abroad. His main areas of research interest are: Electoral behavior, Electoral geography, Public opinion research methods, Political analysis, Urban and regional planning, Graph theory, Mathematics and Statistics Education, Social statistics, Social networks, Ecological inference, and e-Government. He has 60 publications in major statistical and political journals in Greece and abroad. As a private consultant he has been involved in many major projects on statistics education, on social exclusion, on electoral behaviour, on urban and regional planning and innovation in Greece and abroad. He is involved in COST action IS0806 “the European Voter” as member of the managing committee, in the Comparative Candidate Survey as head of the Greek team and he is also involved as country collaborator in PIREDEU Collaborative Project (Capacities Programme). He is member of the board of the National Committee for the Reforms in Administration in Greece (Ministry of the Interior), member of the board of the Institute for Local Government (Greek Local Government Authorities) and member of the board of Information Society S.A. (Ministry of the Interior).
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Dr. Ioannis Andreadis is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He teaches the following courses: Mathematics for political sciences, Social Statistics, Spatial Electoral Analysis (using Ecological Inference), and Quantitative Methods for Political Sciences (postgraduate). His research areas are: Electoral behaviour, Electoral geography, Public opinion research methods, Political analysis, Graph theory, Social statistics, Social networks, Ecological inference, and IT & politics. He has co-authored (with Prof. Theodore Chadjipadelis) the book “Mathematics for Political Sciences”, Ziti Publications, Thessaloniki, 2005. He is the author of several articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. For a more detailed CV please visit http://www.polres.gr/en/andreadis/
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Dr. Manto Lampropoulou holds a PhD in Administrative Science from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis is entitled “Transformation of public sector: Privatization, common welfare and citizens” and was supervised by Prof. Calliope Spanou. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Operational Research and Marketing (Athens University of Economics and Business), a second Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences) and an MSc in State and Public Policy (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She is a graduate of the National School of Public Administration. Her dissertation was partly funded by a fellowship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). She has worked for the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED), the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Interior (current occupation). Her research interests focus on public utilities privatization & deregulation, state reform, public administration, public policy and state-citizens relationship. Manto’s paper on the privatization of public utilities won the 2009 GPSG Young Researchers Prize.
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Dr. Athanassios N. Samaras is a Lecturer in International Political Communication at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. He holds a Ph.D. in political communication from Sussex University (Brighton, UK), an M.A. in applied political communication from Emerson College (Boston USA) an M.A. in communication policy from City University (London, UK) and a B.A. in economics from the University of Piraeus (Greece). His main area of interest is international political communication, political advertising, political marketing, news analysis, frame theory and home front management. He has conducted research for the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute, Institute of Defence Analysis, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, and the University Research Institute of Applied Communication. He is the author of the book Television Political Advertising: A Quantitative Research Study on Greece (in Greek), 12 journal articles and book chapters and has delivered 50 presentations at conferences. He has conducted political campaigns in Greece and Cyprus.
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Dr. Chrisanthos Tassis holds a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His PhD thesis was entitled “PASOK 1974-1996: the building of a hegemonic political party” and was supervised by Prof. M. Spourdalakis. His research interests include political science, party politics, political theory, European politics and economic policy. He is also a member of the Hellenic Political Studies Association and the Economic Chamber of Greece. He is currently teaching Political Parties at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese.
Dora Giannaki is a political scientist and youth expert. She holds a first degree in Political Science and History from Panteion University and a Master’s degree in Political Theory from Essex University. She is currently conducting doctoral research on the History of European Youth Policies at the University of London. She has worked, as Special Advisor, at the Greek General Secretariat for Youth and, as Research Associate, at the National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training. Dora has been a correspondent for Greece at the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy for two years and has taken part in a variety of European research projects on youth. She is co-author of ‘The Socio-economic Scope of Youth Work in Europe’ (2007), a study commissioned by the Youth Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe [http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth-partnership/research/socioeconomicscopeofwork.html]. Her research interests include social history of youth, European youth policies, social democracy and education & lifelong learning policies. Since October 2009, Dora is working as Research Associate at the Hellenic Parliament and Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection.
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Lamprini Rori is a political communications expert, drawing her experience form both the French private sector (AgenceVerte, Paris) and the Greek government (General Secretary for Press and Mass Media, Cabinet of the Minister for Citizen Protection & the Minister for Regional Competitiveness and Development). She studied International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. She holds a MA in Political Sociology and Public Policy from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris) and a MA in Political and Social Communications from Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne). She is currently finishing a PhD thesis on comparative politics at the University of Paris I. Her subject focuses on party change process by the means of political communications in the Greek and the French socialist party. During the last three years she has been working as a researcher in a collective project on the rise of right-wing extremism in the city of Athens. She is also participating in an EU project on “Designing & Operating an Infrastructure for the Empirical Inquiry of Political & Social Radicalism in Greece”. She has published various articles and chapters in collective editions. Her publications have appeared, among others, in Party Politics, West European Politics, Pôle Sud, Memoria e Ricerca, Journal of Political Marketing and Cahiers de la Méditerranée. She is interested in party politics, party organizations, right-wing extremism, radicalism, right-wing movements, political communication and media effects.
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