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Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

  Associate Professor
  Political Science
  Political Science: Politics of Eastern and South-eastern Europe


Contact information

Office telephone:
  210 368 8903
Electronic mail:
Office address:
  6 Themistokleous Street, 3rd floor, office 20
Office hours:
  Wednesday 16:15 - 18:00


Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. Political sociologist and author of three books on the contemporary Greek state and public administration. Co-editor of three volumes on the post-authoritarian Greek democracy, political institutions and civil society and of one volume on South-East European politics.

He has published articles in the following journals: West European Politics, Journal of European Social Policy, British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and South European Society and Politics. Instructor of courses in sociology and political science. Fluent in Greek, English, Spanish, and French (in that order). Advanced Courses taught recently: "Politics and Society in Southern and South-Eastern Europe", "Politics and Society in Developing Countries". Research interests: civil society in Greece and in the post-communist South-Eastern Europe; state bureaucracy and political parties in Greece and in Southern Europe; the development of the Greek welfare state; democratization in post-communist South-Eastern Europe; the welfare state and public administration in South-Eastern Europe.

Regular contributor of book reviews to a Greek Sunday newspaper (To Vima tis Kyriakis). Has served as co-ordinating editor of the journal Greek Review of Political Science, published by the Hellenic Political Science Association. Senior Research Fellow of the Hellenic Observatory, at the European Institute of the London School of Economics, in January-August 2003. Convener of the working package "Civil Society and Social Capital" of the EU-funded programme "Integrating the Balkans in the European Union" in 2002-2004. 

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