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Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Post: Assistant Professor

Section: International and European Studies

Expertise: Political Science / International Politics


Contact information

Office telephone: 210 368 8930

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

Office address: 6 Themistokleous Street, 4th floor, office 28

Office hours: 


Curriculum Vitae

Filippa Chatzistavrou has a PhD in Political Science (I.K.Y. Scholarship) from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (PhD thesis title: "An intergovernmental reading of the European political system", published in 2010 by Editions Universitaires Européennes). She holds a master's degree in Comparative Politics from the School of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a degree in Law from the School of Law and Economic Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

In 2019, she was elected to the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Politics in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, NKUA. In the past she has taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Athens but also at the University of Paris VII Denis-Diderot, the IEP-Sciences Po Strasbourg, the IEP-Sciences Po Paris.

She was a postdoctoral researcher ("Fernand Braudel" Fellowship - Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH), Fondation Robert Schuman research grant and NATO scientific research grant) at the research center for Comparative Analysis of Political Systems of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and researcher at the center European Political Sociology GSPE – CNRS (IEP-Sciences Po Strasbourg). She has participated and participates as a researcher and/or coordinator in European research programs and European Action programs (Horizon 2020 programs, Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Actions). Currently, she is the coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module "Citizen lobbying and policy change in Europe" 2023-2025.

She has published articles in collective volumes and peer-reviewed journals (Comparative European politics, Revue Française de l'Administration Publique, The International Spectator, Revue du Marché Commun et de l'Union Européenne, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, etc.). She has written two books entitled: “Who Rules Europe? Power structures after the economic crisis” and “ Competition of interests in politics” (for more, see

Her research interests and teaching experience cover the fields of theory and practice of governance, dominance and hegemony in European and world politics, interest groups and conflict of interest in public policy, comparative analysis of political systems and European political sociology with an emphasis on the biographical approach.


Selected recent publications

  1. Chatzistavrou, F. (2022) "Greece’s accession in the EEC: toward dependency and differentiation", Comparative European Politics, 20:6, November/December 2022.
  2. Chatzistavrou, F. & Papanikolaou K. (2021) Report on Greece in “UK in a changing Europe. EU-UK 2030 Report”, Kassim, H., Menon, A., Rutter. J. (eds), King’s College London, June 2021.
  3. (2021) ''Ανταγωνισμός συμφερόντων στην πολιτική. Στρατηγικές ιδιωτικής επιρροής, lobbying και δημόσιο συμφέρον'', Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Ιούνιος 2021 (μονογραφία).
  4. (2020) ''How a revised Early Warning System can work towards the development of a European multi-level lawmaking mechanism'' in Blockmans & Russack (eds), Volume ΙII, Rowman & Littlefield International (upcoming).
  5. (2019) ''Greek parliamentary democracy as a post-representative regime: continuities and discontinuities during austerity'' in Blockmans & Russack (eds) Representative democracy in the EU, Recovering Legitimacy, Volume II, Rowman & Littlefield International, May 2019.
  6. (2019) ''Mobilising for Democracy during Austerity in Greece'' in Blockmans & Russack (eds) Direct Democracy in the EU and the Myth of a Citizens' Union, Volume I, Rowman & Littlefield International, January 2019.
  7. (2018) ''Ποιος κυβερνά την Ευρώπη; Οι δομές εξουσίας μετά την οικονομική κρίση'', Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Ιούνιος 2018 (μονογραφία).
  8. (2016) ''De la coordination nationale à la supervision supranationale : la Grèce face aux programmes  d’ajustement économique de l’UE''Revue Française de l’Administration Publique, N° 158, September 2016.
  9. (2014) ''Is Flexible Integration Harming the Prospect of a Common Acquis?''The International Spectator. Italian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 49, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 98-112.
  10. (2014) ''L’adhésion de la Grèce”, “La Commission et le Coreper”, “La stratégie de la Commission en matière d’élaboration de politiques'', dans La Commission européenne, 1973-1986. Histoire et mémoires d’une institution, E. Bussière, V. Dujardin, M. Dumoulin, P. Ludlow (e.a.) dir., Luxembourg, Office des publications de l’Union européenne, 2014.
  11. (2013) ''Les premiers pas du projet européen: entre fondements théoriques et interprétations historiques'', dans Mélanges en l’honneur du Professeur M. Dumoulin, E. Bussière et al. (dirs), P.I.E Peter Lang, 2013.
  12. (2013) ''The Permanent Representatives to the EU: Going Native in the European Field?'', in The Field of Eurocracy: Mapping EU Actors and Professionals, D. Georgarakis & J. Rowell (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.