Takis S. Pappas
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies; Researcher, University of Helsinki
Takis S Pappas (PhD, Yale) is a former professor of comparative politics at the University of Macedonia, Greece, currently a docent and researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has since held teaching appointments at the universities of Strasbourg, Oslo, Freiburg, Luxembourg, and the Central European University in both Budapest and Vienna.
He has authored the books Making Party Democracy in Greece (1999), The Charismatic Party: PASOK, Papandreou, Power (2009, in Greek), Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece (2014; translated in Greek, 2015), On the Tightrope: National Crises and Brinkmanship in Greece from Trikoupis to Tsipras (2017, in Greek), and co-edited European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession (2016). His latest monograph Populism and Liberal Democracy: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis (2019) presents a full-blown original theory of the emergence and coming to power of populism in the postwar liberal world.
Besides academic work, Takis has produced a TED-Ed video on populism, a series of infographics on topics related to populism and democratic European politics, and maintains the blog http://www.pappaspopulism.com. He is also a regular columnist in Greek newspaper Kathimerini and serves on the board of the Journal of Illiberalism Studies. His most recent projects and forthcoming book are about populism, nativism, and the future of liberal democracy in Europe.
In favour of responsible elites – Τakis Pappas
December 24, 2022
Electoral similarities in the US and Greece – Takis Pappas
November 27, 2022
The democratic liberal West and the USA – Takis Pappas
October 30, 2022
A new form of systemic nativism – Takis Pappas
September 25, 2022
Italy: Europe’s political laboratory – Takis Pappas
August 28, 2022
Europe, northwest to southeast - Takis S. Pappas
June 26, 2022
The Populist Dilemma On Free Speech And Cancel Culture
April 8, 2022
The cycle of populism - Takis Pappas
December 10, 2021