Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Post: Assistant Professor

Section: Administrative Science and Public Law

Expertise: Administrative Science


Contact information

Office telephone: 210 368 8927

Electronic mail: mpravita[at]pspa.uoa[dot]gr

Office address: 6 Themistokleous Street, 2nd floor, office 10

Office hours: 


Curriculum Vitae

Studied Law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1996-2001) and followed graduate studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the same University (2001-2002), from which she received a Master’s Degree with Honours on ‘State and Public Policy’ - grant from the State Scholarships Foundation. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) with Honours obtained from the aforementioned Department in 2008.

Fluency in English, French, German and Italian as well as basic knowledge of Spanish.

Lecturer in Administrative Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, since July 2011. Has also taught classes at the Business Administration Course of the Hellenic Open University, the Athens Medical School, the Department of Business Administration of the University of West Attica, the Department of Local Government of the Technological Educational Institute of Kalamata, the National School of Public Administration and Local Government as well as the Diplomatic Academy.

Member of academic associations, such as the Hellenic Institute of Administrative Sciences (member of the Management Board), the Hellenic Political Science Association, the Greek Association of Public Law and Policy (secretary general), the International Political Science Association, the Greek League for Women’s Rights (treasurer) and the Association des Femmes de l’Europe Méridionale (member of the Management Board). Alternate member of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, since January 2016.

Publications include books and papers on public administration and governance, such as the following:

  1. The Access of EU Citizens to the Public Service and its Restrictions, Athens-Thessaloniki: Sakkoulas Publications, 2009 [in Greek].
  2. “Nationality as a Precondition for Access to Employment in Local Government”, The Constitution (To Syntagma), 36(1)/2010, 3-38 [in Greek].
  3. “The Access of EU Citizens to the Public Service. A Comparative Analysis”, Review of European Studies, 2(2)/2010, 18-34.
  4. “The Role and Jurisdiction of Deputy Ministers in the Organisation and Functioning of Government Machinery in Greece”, Journal of Administrative Law (Efimerida Dioikitikou Dikaiou), 2/2010, 239-254 [in Greek].
  5. “Local and Regional Ombudsmen in Greece”, Applications of Public Law (Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou), 24(IΙΙ)/2011, 256-261 [in Greek].
  6. “Coordination Problems and Collegiality in the Operation of the Cabinet” in the collective volume Constitution, Democracy and Political Institutions. Essays in Memory of Professor George Papadimitriou II, Athens-Thessaloniki: Sakkoulas Publications, 2013, 271-295 [in Greek].
  7. “Constitutional Revision and Public Administration” in the collective volume Katsigiannis F. Th., N. Marouli, V. Boukouvala and M. Irenaki, eds, Essays in Honour of 50 Years of Ordinary Administrative Courts, Athens-Thessaloniki: Sakkoulas Publications, 2015, 275-292 [in Greek].
  8. “Des aspects de collégialité dans le fonctionnement du gouvernement grec: Le cas des gouvernements de coalition à l’époque du Mémorandum”, International Public Administration Review, 13(2)/2015, 37-66.
  9. “Restructuring Central Government Departments in Response to the Need for Convergence to European Challenges” in the collective volume Verney S. and Anth. Kontis, eds, European IntegrationMultiple Crises and Challenges of the Future – Essays in Honour of Professor Panayiotis C. Ioakimidis, Athens: Papazisis Publishers, 2017, 813-830 [in Greek].
  10. “Politicisation of Public Administration - The Case of Staff Councils of Civil Servants”, Greek Political Science Review, 44(1)/2018, 49-75 [in Greek].
  11. “Article 41 (Right to good administration), Article 42 (Right of access to documents), Article 43 (European Ombudsman), Article 44 (Right to petition)” in the collective volume Tzemos V.G., ed., The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. A Commentary, Athens: Jurists’ Library (Nomiki Bibliothiki), 2nd edition, 2019, 479-515 [in Greek].

In collaboration with other scientists

  1. “Does Greek Public Administration Comply with Judicial Decisions?”, Applications of Public Law (Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou), 23(Ι)/2010, 1-20 [in Greek].
  2. Public Administration. Elements of Administrative Organisation, Administrative Science I, Athens-Thessaloniki: Sakkoulas Publications, 5th edition, 2012 [in Greek].
  3. “Aspects of Judicial Activism in Greek Political and Administrative Culture”, Ius Publicum Network Review, 1/2015.
  4. “Reform of Public Administration in Greece; Evaluating Structural Reform of Central Government Departments in Greece: Application of the DEA Methodology”, GreeSE Paper No 97, Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, London: The London School of Economics and Political Science, February 2016.

Associated editor of the journal Administrative Science Review and joint editor of the series on ‘Administration and Society’ of the Sakkoulas Publications.