Takis S. Pappas (Ph.D., Yale University) teaches comparative politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, Greece. He has also taught at the universities of Athens, Thessaloniki, the Greek Open University, and Yale University. He has been a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University; a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University; a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy; and a Research Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, New York. He is the author of Making Party Democracy in Greece (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999), The Charismatic Party: PASOK, Papandreou, Power (Athens: Patakis, 2009), and various articles that have appeared in such leading journals as Party Politics, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and elsewhere. His current academic and research interests include the comparative study of extraordinary leadership in democracy, mass radicalism, and patronage politics.