Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
Senior Research Fellow; Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; Public administration; Civil society; Democratization; Southern Europe and Balkans
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. He has studied law, sociology and political science at the Law School of the University of Athens (LLB), the London School of Economics (MSc) and Yale University (MA, M.Phil. and Ph.D., awarded with distinction, 1991). In 2003 he was Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics, in 2009-2010 Visiting Fellow in South East European Studies at the Centre for European Studies, St. Antony’s College, Oxford and in autumn 2015 Visiting Professor at the “Sciences Po”, Paris. Ιn 2018-2019 he was visiting professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) and visiting fellow’s Harvard’s Center of European Studies. He serves on the editorial board of the academic journals South European Society and Politics, Journal of Mediterranean Politics, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
He has written or co-edited the following books:
The Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis, Potamos, Athens 2017 (in Greek).
(with L. Christopoulos), Over-Regulation and Bad Regulation in Greece, Dianeossis, Athens 2017 (in Greek).
Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion in Greece, co-edited with D. Katsikas and M. Zafiropoulou, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2018.
Populism and Bureaucracy; The Case of Greece under PASOK, monograph published with the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame Press, London and Notre Dame, Indiana, 1996.
Is South-Eastern Europe Doomed to Instability?, (co-edited with Thanos Veremis), London: Frank Cass , 2002
Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe (co-edited with Richard Gunther and P. Nikiforos Diamandouros), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Αusterity and the Third Sector in Greece: Civil Society at the European Frontline, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015 (with Jeniffer Clarke and Asteris Huliaras).
Τhe Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020 (with Kevin Featherstone).
“The Balkans” in András Sajó, Renáta Uitz and Stephen Holmes, eds., Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism, Abingdon: Routledge, 2021,pp. 796-812.
“In the Eye of the Hurricane: Greece” in Leonardo Morlino and Cecilia Sotilotta, eds, The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe, London: Palgrave, 2020, pp. 57-83.
“Public Administration in Europe North and South: Enduring Differences and New Cleavages?”, in Edoardo Ongaro and Sandra von Thiel, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe, vol, 2nd, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2018, pp. 881-899.
“The Need for Civil Society in Greece” in Fred Karl, ed., Ageing in the Crisis: Experiences from Greece, LIT Verlag, Zuerich, 2018, pp. 141-155.
(with Asteris Huliaras), “The Crisis in Greece: the Semi-Rentier State Hypothesis”, GreeSE paper no. 120, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Hellenic Observatory, 2018, http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/87077/1/GreeSE-120.pdf
(with Roxana Bratu and Maya Stoyanova), “Through the Lens of Social Constructionism: The Development of Innovative Anti-Corruption Policies in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania”, Slavonic and East European Studies, vol. 95, no.1, 2017, pp. 117-150.
(with Y. Tsirbas), “What Greek Political Elites Think about Europe and the Crisis”, GreSE paper no. 93, Hellenic Observatory, The London School of Economics and Political Science, July 2015, available here
(with D. Bourikos), “Economic Crisis, Social Solidarity and the Voluntary Sector in Greece”, Journal of Power, Politics & Governance, vol. 2, no. 2, 2014, pp. 33-53, available here