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Dimitris N. Chryssochoou

Professor of Theory and Institutions of European Integration

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+30 210 9201835
Panteion University
136 Syngrou Avenue, 176 71 Àthens


Biographical Note


Dimitris N. Chryssochoou holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens (with distinction), an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in Politics from the University of Reading (‘1997 European Studies Award’, Foundation for the Advancement of European Studies and Hellenic University Association for European Studies). He has been Associate Professor of International Organization at the University of Crete, Reader in European Integration at the University of Exeter, Scientific Director of the Defence Analysis Institute in Athens, Visiting Fellow at the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge and at the LSE European Institute, Associate Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Visiting Scholar at the Institute on Western Europe at Columbia University, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Athens and Catania, Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Centre for European Studies, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for European Constitutional Law in Athens, National Co-ordinator of the Council of Europe’s programme ‘Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education’ at the Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, Member of the Governing Board of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture as representative of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and Honorary University Fellow at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies of the University of Exeter.

Courses Taught


Introduction to International Politics and International Institutions,
History, Structure and Function of the European Union,
Democracy and Polity in Europe,
Political Theory of International Organization,
European Political Integration.


Dynamics of European Integration,
External Relations of the European Union: Special Issues,

Selected Publications



In English:

  • A Republic of Europeans: Civic Potential in a Liberal Milieu (Edward Elgar, 2011, with K. A. Lavdas)
  • Theorizing European Integration (Sage, 2001; 2nd edition, Routledge, 2009)
  • Theory and reform in the European Union (Manchester University Press, 1999; 2nd edition, 2003, with M. J. Tsinisizelis, S. Stavridis, K. Ifantis)
  • The emerging Euro-Mediterranean system (Manchester University Press, 2001, with D. K. Xenakis)
  • Democracy in the European Union (I. B. Tauris, 1998)

In Greek:

  • Knowing the social world: Co-ordinates as horizons for understanding (I. Sideris, 2017)    
  • Theory of European Integration: A Dialectical Composition (2nd edition, Papazisis, 2015)
  • Logos of the Social Sciences: An Introductory Navigation (I. Sideris, 2013)
  • Organized plurality: the mosaic of international symbiosis  (Papazisis, 2010)
  • Caritas rei publicae  (I. Sideris, 2010)
  • Directions in the Study of International Relations  (I. Sideris, 2010, edited with K. A. Lavdas and D. K. Xenakis)
  • European Polity: The Art of Co-determination  (Savvalas, 2009, with M. J. Tsinisizelis, S. Stavridis, K. Ifantis, D. K. Xenakis)
  • The Imperceptible Sovereignty  (Papazisis, 2008)
  • Outline of a Post-statist Polity  (Papazisis, 2007)
  • Essay on International Theory: New Forms of Sovereignty and Synarchy ; (Papazisis, 2006)
  • Towards a European res publica  (Papazisis, 2005)
  • European Integration and Political Theory: The Challenge of Republicanism  (I. Sideris, 2004, edited with K. A. Lavdas) 


Articles and Chapters:

In English:

  •  ‘Europe’s wider imaging: Reconnecting to the big picture”’, in J.-P. Jacqué et al. (eds),

  • On the International Community: Legal, Political, Diplomatic and Economic Issues. A Tribute to Stelios Perrakis, Athens: I. Sideris and Intersentia,forthcoming: 2017

  •  ‘Educating a plural demos’, ComparativeandInternationalEducationalReview (Greek Journal), Special Issue: ‘Citizens’ Education’, 20-21, 2013: 65-80. 

  •  ‘Greek Political Science on Europe: A Scholarly Outline’, in F. Bindi and K. A. Eliassen (eds), Analyzing European Union Politics, Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012: 271-289 (with G. Contogeorgis)

  •  ‘Reflections on the Fourth Europe: State Sovereignty in Transition’, Civitas Gentium (e-journal), 1(1), 2011: 51-66. 

  •   ‘System and Units in an Ordered Plurality’, inN. Tzifakis (ed.), International Politics in Times of Change, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011: 223-241 (with D. K. Xenakis). 

  • Europe’s Contested Democracy’, in M. Cini and N. Pérez-Solórzano Borragán (eds), European Union Politics, 3rd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010: 377-389.
  • ‘Europe as a Synarchy: A Study in Organized Co-sovereignty’, Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart, 57, 2009: 407-425. 
  • ‘Institutionalizing Democracy: Facing up to a Common Future’, in C. Rumford (eds), Sage Handbook of European Studies, London: Sage, 2009: 173-190.
  • ‘A Republic of Europeans: Civic Unity in Polycultural Diversity’, in L. Bekemans et al. (eds), Intercultural Dialogue and Citizenship: Translating Values into Actions, Venice: Marsilio, 2007: 207-227 (with K. A. Lavdas).
  • ‘Civic Competence and Identity in the European Polity’, in R. Bellamy, D. Castiglione and J. Shaw (eds), Making European Citizens: Civic Inclusion in a Transnational Context, London: Palgrave, 2006: 219-237.
  • ‘Public Spheres and Civic Competence in the European Polity: A Case of Liberal Republicanism?’, in I. Honohan and J. Jennings (eds), Republican Theory and Practice, London: Routledge, 2005: 154-169 (with K. A. Lavdas).
  • ‘Europe’s Republican Moment’, Journal of European Integration, 24(4), 2002: 341-357.
  • ‘Civic Competence and the Challenge to EU Polity-Building’, Journal of European Public Policy, 9(5), 2002: 756-773. 
  • ‘Metatheory and the Study of the European Union: Capturing the Normative Turn’, Journal of European Integration, 22(2), 2000: 123-144.
  • ‘New Challenges to the Study of European Integration: Implications for Theory-Building’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 35(4), 1997: 521-542.
  • ‘Europe’s Could-Be Demos: Recasting the Debate’, West European Politics, 19(4), 1996: 787-801.
  • ‘Democracy and Symbiosis in the European Union: Towards a Confederal Consociation?’, West European Politics, 17(4), 1994: 1-14.