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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.


Chara Karagiannopoulou

Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Politics

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+30 210 9201813
Panteion University
136, Sygrou Avenue; 176 71 Athens


Short Bio

Chara Karagiannopoulou is Ast. Professor of Comparative and International Politics. In the past, she was Teaching Fellow at Universität Bielefeld, Germany and Member of the Scientific Committee of the Research Center for Gender Equality. 

She holds a M.Th. degree in History and Philosophy of Religions from King’s College, London and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Her research interests include: Gender as an analytical category in the field of International Relations and Religion and International Relations / Foreign Policy. .

Courses taught


  • Religion and International Politics
  • Methodology of Comparative Politics
  • Gender in International Studies
  • International and European Actions for Gender Equality


  • Contemporary Issues of International Politics (with Ass. Prof. A. Gofas)
  • Gender in International Politics. Theory and Practice



  • Α Guide on how to Combat Gender Stereotypes in Mass Media , (with L. Maratou-Alipranti and E. Fereti), Athens: Greeek League for Women Rights, (2016) [in Greek].
  • Party System and Cleavages in pre-Communist Albania, The Kaleidoscope of the German and Greek Diplomacy, Darmstadt: Universitäts-Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, 2009.
  • Women’s Participation at Political Decision Making Centers :Quotas or Parity?, Athens: Sideris, 2009 [in Greek].
  • Gender Equality and Education: Preparing Equal Citizens, Athens: Research Center for Gender Equality, 2009, (co-edited with Alipranti-Maratou L. and Gasouka M) [in Greek].

Articles & Book Chapters 

  • “Unveiling the ‘veiling’ debate in the Greek Press” Studies in Law on Religion, (20): 2018.
  • Religion and Gender Equality: patterns of a confrontational relationship in the international setting”, The Greek Review of Social Research , (148 A): 1-31, (2017), [in Greek].
  • “Contemporary International Conflicts and the Issue of ‘religious’ Violence”Culture and Research (6): 1-25, (2017).
  • “Religious Cleavage: An instrument of the Great Powers’ Foreign Policy towards Albania”, Albanian Journal of Politics, (2): 2009, pp.119-142.
  • “Diplomatic perspective of Migrant’s Cultural Education”, in Teaching the Greek Culture, Nafplion: Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, 2012, [in Greek].

Christos Gortsos


Professor of International Economic Law

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+30 210 9201868
Panteion University
136, Syggrou Avenue 176 71 Athens


Curriculum Vitae

A. Dr. Christos Gortsos is Professor of International Economic Law at the Panteion University of Athens (Department of International, European and Area Studies). In addition, he has standing teaching assignments at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Faculty of Law of the Izmir University of Economics of Turkey, the European Institute of the Zurich University, the European Institute of the Saarland University, the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, and the Athens University of Economics and Business (MBA Program).

He is also a Research Partner of the University Research Priority Program (URPP): Financial Market Regulation of the Zurich University.

B. Professor Gortsos studied, at undergraduate and graduate level, law, economics and finance in the University of Athens, the Zurich University, the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) of the University of Geneva, where he was awarded his PhD on International Banking Regulation (in 1996). During 1988-1989 and 1996-1999 he worked as Research Assistant at the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMBS) at the HEI.

C. His main fields of teaching are financial regulation, international and EU monetary and financial Law, Greek administrative financial law, general EU law, international trade law, as well as economic analysis of law. His most recent books and monographs include:

  • Banking Union. A Compendium (2015, co-editor with Professor J.-H. Binder, Universität Tübingen), C.H. Beck (München) - Hart Publishing (Oxford) - Nomos Verlagsgesellshaft (Baden-Baden),
  • The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) - Legal aspects of the first pillar of the European Banking Union (2015), European Public Law Organisation (EPLO) and Nomiki Bibliothiki (Athens), /span>
  • The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) and the Single Resolution Fund (SRF). A comprehensive review of the second main pillar of the European Banking Union (2015), available at:,
  • The new EU Directive (2014/49/EU) on deposit guarantee schemes: an element of the European Banking Union (2014), Nomiki Bibliothiki (Athens),
  • Fundamentals of Banking Law (2012, co-editor with Emeritus Professor N. Rokas), Nomiki Bibliothiki (Athens), and
  • Fundamentals of Public International Financial Law (2012), Nomos Verlagsgesellshaft (Baden-Baden).

D. Professor Gortsos is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic branch of the International Law Association (ILA). He is also a member of the Monetary Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA, since 2005), the European Center of Economic and Financial Law (ECEFIL, since 2010), the European Group of Public Law (EGPL) of the European Public Law Organisation (EPLO, since 2012), and the Academic Board of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP, since 2013).

During the period 2006-2009 he was a Member of the “Panel of Experts in Financial Services” of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, and in 2014 a Member of the Task Force of the Center of European Policy Studies (CEPS) on “ECB Banking Supervision and Beyond”.

E. Apart from his academic career, Professor Gortsos is a member of the Athens Bar Association, admitted at the Supreme Court. Since July 2000, he is the Secretary General of the Hellenic Bank Association and in this capacity:

  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Deposit and Investment Guarantee Fund, and
  • Member of the Board and the Executive Committee of the European Banking Federation.