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Kostas A. Lavdas


Professor European Policy and Interest Groups

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Panteion University
136, Syggrou Avenue 176 71 Athens


Short Bio

Kostas A. Lavdas is Professor of European Politics at Panteion University. He was previously Professor of European Politics and Director of the Centre for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET) at the University of Crete, where he also served as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Personnel and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Born in Athens in 1964, he studied political science, political sociology, public policy and international relations in Athens, the UK (at London School of Economics and the University of Manchester), and the USA (at MIT). He has published extensively in English, German and Greek on European politics, transatlantic relations, Greek politics and policy, comparative interest group politics and applied political theory. He has taught (as a Professor, an Associate Professor and a Senior Lecturer) and researched (as a Senior Research Fellow and a Research Associate) at several universities and research centers in Europe and the USA. In 2007-2009 and again in 2014-2016 he was the Constantine Karamanlis Professor of Hellenic and European Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, and in 2009 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, UK.

Author of The Europeanization of Greece: Interest Politics and the Crises of Integration (London / New York: Macmillan / St Martin’s Press, 1997), Stateness and Sovereign Debt: Greece in the European Conundrum (K. A. Lavdas, S. N. Litsas & D. V. Skiadas) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman &, Littlefield, 2014), Politics, Subsidies and Competition: The New Politics of State Intervention in the European Union (with M. Mendrinou) (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1999), Φιλελευθερισμός των Πολιτών [Citizens’ Liberalism], Athens: Papazisi Publishers, 2015), America: Political Development, Democracy and Extroversion in US Politics (in Greek] (Athens: Papazisis Publishers, 2012), Formation and Development of the European Communities (in Greek) (Patras: Hellenic Open University, 2003), Interests and Politics: Interest Organization and Patterns of Governance (in Greek) (Athens: Papazisis, 2004), and Politics between the Potential and the Familiar (in Greek) (Athens: Sideris, 2010). Co-editor (with D. Chryssochoou) of European Unification and Political Theory: The Challenge of Republicanism (in Greek) (Athens: Sideris, 2004) and (with D. Chryssochoou and D. Xenakis) Directions in the Study of International Relations (in Greek) (Athens: Sideris, 2010). Author of numerous chapters in international volumes (The Political Economy of Privatization, Verbände und Interessengruppen in den Ländern der Europäischen Union, Verbände und Verbandssysteme in Westeuropa, Republicanism in Theory and Practice, The New Balkans, Reforming Europe: The Role of the Centre-Right, among others) and articles in distinguished refereed international journals (including European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Politics, among others). He regularly serves as a referee for international journals (including Political Studies, European Journal of Political Theory, Journal of European Public Policy, Ethnic and Racial Studies, among others) and research funding institutions.