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. He serves on the editorial board of South European Society and Politics, Journal of 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 (Ph.D., awarded with distinction, 1991).


Recent books in English

  1. Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece: Civil Society at the European Frontline,  (with J. Clarke and A. Huliaras), Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015.
  2. Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion under the Crisis, (co-edited with D.Katsikas and M. Zafeiropoulou), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  3. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics (co-edited with K. Featherstone), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.


Recent Articles in English

  1. (with R.Bratu and M. Stoyanova) “Through the Lens of Social Constructionism: The Development of Innovative Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, 2000–2015”, Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 95, no. 1, January 2017, pp. 117-150.
  2. “Public Administration in Europe North and South: Enduring Differences and New Cleavages?” in E. Ongaro and S. Van Thiel, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 (chapter 46 of the Handbook).
  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.
  4. “The Balkans” στο  András Sajó, Renáta Uitz και Stephen Holmes, επιμ. Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism, Abingdon: Routledge, 2021, pp. 796-812.