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Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Post: Professor

Section: Political Science

Expertise: Political Science: Politics of Eastern and South-eastern Europe


Contact information

Office telephone: 210 368 8903

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

Office address: 6 Themistokleous Street, 3rd floor, office 20

Office hours: 


Curriculum Vitae

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. 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 St. Antony’s College, Oxford and in the autumn of 2016 Visiting Fellow at the Science Po, Paris. In 2018-2019 he was Visiting Professor at Tufts University and Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Center of European Studies at Princeton’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and in 2023 at the Robert Schuman Centre, E.U.I., Florence. He serves on the editorial board of South European Society and Politics, Mediterranean Politics, South East European and Black Sea Studies, European Political Science Review and the Greek Review of Political Science. Dimitri studied law and sociology at the Law School of the University of Athens (LLB), the London School of Economics (MSc) and Yale University (M.A, MPhil, and Ph.D., awarded with distinction, 1991).

Recent books in English

  1. The Irregular Pendulum of Democracy: Populism, Clientelism, and Corruption in Post-Yugoslav Successor States London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.
  2. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics (co-edited with K. Featherstone), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.
  3. Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion under the Crisis, (co-edited with D.Katsikas and M. Zafeiropoulou), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Recent Articles in English

  1. “Policymaking in Southern Europe” in In Jale Tossun and Paolo Graziano, eds., Elgar Encyclopedia of European Union Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2022, pp. 316-326.
  2. “The Balkans” in András Sajó, Renáta Uitz and Stephen Holmes, eds., Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism, Abingdon: Routledge, 2021, pp. 796-81.
  3. “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.