Paraskevopoulos Christos
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    Paraskevopoulos Christos

    Professor
    Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies


    Academic Area

    Political Science and European Public Policy

    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Titles
    • BA in Political Science, Panteion University, Greece (1981)
    • Postgraduate Degree (MPhil equivalent), Regional Development Institute (RDI), Panteion University, Greece (1984)
    • MSc in European Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK (1994)
    • PhD in Political Science (Government), London School of  Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK (1999) 
    Research Interests
    Governance in the EU
    European Public Policy
    Transition to Democracy in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Balkans
    Social Capital and Public Policy
    Institutions and Institutional Change

    Teaching


    • EU INTEGRATION: EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE
      (MAPE0109)

    Τύπος
    ΥΠΟΧΡΕΩΤΙΚΟ

    Κωδικός Τμήματος
    MPE

    Τμήμα
    MASTER'S DEGREE IN POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF CONTEMPORARY EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

    Περιγραφή

    The course focuses on the processes of transition from authoritarianism and adaptation to the EU multi-level system of governance in countries of Central-East and South-East Europe and the Balkans in light of the recent -latest- EU enlargement. The course critically examines crucial aspects of post-authoritarian transition, such as the condition of institutional demise and/or intentionality and evolution in the processes of institutional design and institution building at large, per country and/or group of countries. Additionally, it assesses, in a comparative perspective, the processes of adjustment and adaptation to the EU system of governance in crucial -both regulatory and redistributive- public policy areas, such as/with emphasis on monetary and economic policy (EMU), competition policy (Single European Market-privatization, de-re-regulation, etc.), Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), socio-economic cohesion policies, environmental and social policies, etc., in light of the increasing trend towards Europeanization of public policy.

    • EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND E. EUROPE
      (ΒΣ0542)

    Τύπος
    ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗΣ

    Κωδικός Τμήματος
    ΒΣΑΣ

    Τμήμα
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Περιγραφή

    Το μάθημα εξετάζει τη θεσμική εξέλιξη, τις διαδικασίες λήψης αποφάσεων (σύστημα διακυβέρνησης) και τις διαδικασίες διεύρυνσης της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (ΕΕ) προς την Κεντρική, Ανατολική και τη Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη. Επικεντρώνεται ιδιαίτερα στη συγκριτική ανάλυση της διαδικασίας προσαρμογής των χωρών της Ανατολικής και Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης προς το πολυ-επίπεδο σύστημα διακυβέρνησης της ΕΕ σε κρίσιμους τομείς ρυθμιστικής ή/και αναδιανεμητικής πολιτικής, όπως π.χ. της νομισματικής πολιτικής, της πολιτικής ανταγωνισμού (Ενιαία Αγορά), της Κοινής Αγροτικής Πολιτικής (ΚΑΠ), της πολιτικής Συνοχής κ.ο.κ., στο πλαίσιο της αυξανόμενης τάσης για εξευρωπαϊσμό της δημόσιας πολιτικής γενικά.

    • GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONS AND CORRUPTION IN SE. EUROPE AND THE BALKANS
      (ΒΣ0534-2)

    Τύπος
    ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗΣ

    Κωδικός Τμήματος
    ΒΣΑΣ

    Τμήμα
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Περιγραφή

    The course is an introduction to the basic concepts of governance and to the role of institutions in the processes through which the actors' preferences and choices are formed and, therefore, to the different systems of governance from the perspectives of rational choice theory and relevant new institutionalist approaches. In this context, the concept of corruption is analysed as the main symptom of institutional weakness and governance crisis. The emphasis is on the comparative analysis of the governance systems of the developed liberal democracies in Western Europe and the United States, and of the relatively new democracies of Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

    [Το μάθημα είναι μια εισαγωγή στις βασικές έννοιες της διακυβέρνησης και στον ρόλο των θεσμών στις διαδικασίες διαμόρφωσης των προτιμήσεων και επιλογών των φορέων δράσης και συνεπώς στη διαφοροποίηση των συστημάτων διακυβέρνησης, με βάση το θεωρητικό πλαίσιο της ορθολογικής επιλογής (rational choice theory) και των συναφών νεο-θεσμικών προσεγγίσεων (new institutionalist approaches). Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, η έννοια της διαφθοράς αναλύεται ως βασικό σύμπτωμα θεσμικής αδυναμίας και κρίσης διακυβέρνησης. Έμφαση δίδεται στη συγκριτική ανάλυση των συστημάτων διακυβέρνησης των ανεπτυγμένων φιλελεύθερων δημοκρατιών της Δυτικής Ευρώπης και Αμερικής και των σχετικά νέων δημοκρατιών των χωρών της Ανατολικής και Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης και των Βαλκανίων.]

    • PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
      (ΒΣ0718)

    Τύπος
    ΥΠΟΧΡΕΩΤΙΚΟ ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗΣ

    Κωδικός Τμήματος
    ΒΣΑΣ

    Τμήμα
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Περιγραφή

    The course introduces students into main concepts/themes of public policy and public administration, and the way in which these concepts are linked to processes of policy design and policy implementation in the framework of liberal democracies. There is a specific focus on/coverage of the regions of Eastern and S/E Europe. Key themes of the course include the main theoretical frameworks of public choice theory and new institutionalist approaches, as well as public policy cycle and decision-making processes, policy design, policy implementation and policy evaluation, the problematique of public policy reform, and models of public administration with emphasis on New Public Management. Case studies (i.e. countries, policy areas) constitute an integral part of the course as well. 

    Publications


    • Books (17 records)

    Περιλαμβάνει Βιβλία ή/και μονογραφίες σε διεθνείς ή ελληνικούς εκδοτικούς οίκους. Κεφάλαια ή άρθρα συλλογικών τόμων ή επιμέλεια τόμων σε διεθνείς ή ελληνικούς εκδοτικούς οίκους.

      2017

      • C.J.Paraskevopoulos (2017) 'Varieties of capitalism, quality of government, and policy conditionality in Southern Europe: Greece and Portugal in comparative perspective', LSE Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, GreeSEΕ Paper No.117.

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      2010

      • 'The fundamentals strike back in social capital theory: corruption, inequality and social capital in the EU countries', in S. M. Koniordos (ed.) Social Capital: trust and civil society, Athens: Papazissis, pp. 163-208 (2010) (in Greek); 'Τα Θεμελιώδη Επανέρχονται στη Θεωρία του Κοινωνικού Κεφαλαίου: Διαφθορά, Ανισότητα και Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο στην Ε.Ε.', στο Σ. Μ. Κονιόρδος (επιμ.) Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο: εμπιστοσύνη & κοινωνία των πολιτών, Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης, σελ. 163-208 (2010).

      2009

      • 'Greece as an objective of EU Cohesion Policy in the area of Structural Funds', in Bjoern Egner & Georgios Terizakis (eds.) Das Politische System Griechenlands: Strukturen, Akteure, Politikfelder, pp. 229-246, Baden-Baden: Nomos (2009) (in German); 'Griechenland als Gegenstand europaeischer Kohaesionspolitik im Rahmen der EU-Strukturfonds', in Bjoern Egner & Georgios Terizakis (eds.) Das Politische System Griechenlands: Strukturen, Akteure, Politikfelder, pp. 229-246, Bade-Baden: Nomos (2009). <
      • 'European Cohesion Policy and Domestic Change in Greece' in D. K. Xenakis (ed.) Directions of Progressive Governance, Athens: Papazissis & Progressive Governance Research Centre, pp. 241-258 (in Greek) (2009); 'Ευρωπαϊκή Πολιτική Συνοχής και εσωτερική αλλαγή στην Ελλάδα', στο Δ.Κ.Ξενάκης (επιμ.) Κατευθύνσεις Προοδευτικής Διακυβέρνησης, σελ. 241-258, Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης & ΚΕΠΠ (2009).
      • 'Public Policy and Quasi-Markets' in D. K. Xenakis (ed.) Directions of Progressive Governance, Athens: Papazissis & Progressive Governance Research Centre, pp. 307-314 (in Greek) (2009); 'Δημόσια Πολιτική και Οιονεί Αγορές', στο Δ.Κ.Ξενάκης (επιμ.) Κατευθύνσεις Προοδευτικής Διακυβέρνησης, σελ. 307-314, Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης & ΚΕΠΠ (2009).

      2008

      • 'European Regional Policy and Domestic Change in Greece', in Dan Marek and Michael Baun (eds.) EU Cohesion Policy after Enlargement, NY: Palgrave, pp. 121-140 (2008); 'Ευρωπαϊκή Περιφερειακή Πολιτική και εσωτερική αλλαγή στην Ελλάδα' στο Dan Marek and Michael Baun (επιμ.) Ευρωπαϊκή Πολιτική Συνοχής μετά την Διεύρυνση, NY: Palgrave, σελ. 121-140 (2008).
      • 'Structural Funds and Institutional Design: Policy Learning and Adaptation in Cohesion Countries', in Thomas Conzelmann and Randall Smith (eds.) Multi-level governance in the European Union: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 94-113 (with P. Getimis and L. Demetropoulou) (2008); 'Διαρθρωτικά Ταμεία και σχεδιασμός των θεσμών: πολιτική εκμάθηση και προσαρμογή στις χώρες Συνοχής', στο Thomas Conzelmann and Randall Smith (επιμ.) Πολυ-επίπεδη Διακυβέρνηση στην Ε.Ε., Baden-Baden:

      2007

      • Social Capital and Public Policy in Greece, Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (GreeSE Paper No 9 - December) (2007).

      2006

      • "Adapting to EU Multi-Level Governance: Regional and Environmental Policies in Cohesion (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and CEE (Hungary, Poland) Countries", Ashgate, 2006 (co-edited with P. Getimis and N. Rees).

      2005

      • "Developing Infrastructure as a Learning Process in Greece", στο K. Featherstone (ed.) The Challenge of Modernisation: Politics and Policy in Greece, West European Politics - special issue, Vol. 28:2, pp. 445-470, March 2005.

      2004

      • "The Regionalization Process in Poland: an Example of "Shallow" Europeanization" in Christos J. Paraskevopoulos and Robert Leonardi (eds.), Regional and Federal Studies, Special Issue, "Learning from Abroad (by Comparison): Regionalization and Local Institutional Infrastructure in Cohesion and CEE Countries", pp. 461-95, Vol. 14:3, (with M. Czernielewska and J. Szlachta), Oκτώβριος 2004.
      • "Institutional Legacies and the Shaping of Regional Governance in Hungary" in Christos J. Paraskevopoulos and Robert Leonardi (eds.), Regional and Federal Studies, Special Issue, "Learning from Abroad: Regionalization and Local Institutional Infrastructure in Cohesion and CEE Countries", pp. 430-60, Vol. 14:3, (with Ilona Palne-Kovacs and G. Horvath), Oκτώβριος 2004.
      • "Introduction: Adaptational Pressures and Social Learning in European Regional Policy: Cohesion (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and CEE (Hungary, Poland) Countries in Comparative Perspective", in Christos J. Paraskevopoulos and Robert Leonardi (eds.), Regional and Federal Studies, Special Issue, "Learning from Abroad: Regionalization and Local Institutional Infrastructure in Cohesion and CEE Countries", pp. 313-352, Vol. 14:3, (with R. Leonardi), Oκτώβριος 2004.
      • "Learning from Abroad: Regionalization and Local Institutional Infrastructure in Cohesion (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and CEE (Hungary, Poland) Countries"; Regional and Federal Studies - Special Issue (Ειδική Εκδοση), Vol. 14:3, (with R. Leonardi) Oκτώβριος 2004.

      2001

      • Interpreting Convergence in the European Union: Patterns of Collective Action, Social Learning and Europeanization, Palgrave, 2001.

      2000

      • "Institutional Networks, Learning and Greece's Adaptation in European regional policy"; στο A. Mitsos and E. Mossialos (eds.) Contemporary Greece and Europe, London: Ashgate/Aldershot Press, 2000.

      1997

      • "Η Αρχή της Επικουρικότητας: από την Συνθ. Ε.Ε στην Διακυβερνητική του 1996"; στο Π. Καζάκος, Π. Λιαργκόβας και E. Φωκά (επιμ.), What is the Future of the European Union? The Maastricht Treaty Review, pp. 109-120, Σιδέρης, 1997 (in Greek).
      • Scientific Journals (11 records)

      Περιλαμβάνει Άρθρα σε διεθνή ή ελληνικά επιστημονικά περιοδικά (με κριτές).

        2012

        2011

        • 'Corruption, Inequality and Trust: vicious cycles, virtuous cycles and public policy', Science & Society, Vol. 26, pp. 111-132, (2011) (in Greek); 'Διαφθορά, ανισότητα και εμπιστοσύνη: φαύλοι κύκλοι, ενάρετοι κύκλοι και δημόσια πολιτική', Επιστήμη & Κοινωνία, Vol. 26, σελ. 111-132 (2011).

        2010

        • 'Social capital: summing up the debate on a conceptual tool of comparative politics and public policy', Comparative Politics, Vol. 42:4, pp. 475-494 (review article) (2010); 'Κοινωνικό κεφάλαιο: συνοψίζοντας την ακαδημαϊκή συζήτηση για ενα εννοιολογικό εργαλείο της συγκριτικής και της δημόσιας πολιτικής', Comparative Politics, Vol. 42:4, σελ. 475-494 (review article) (2010). 

        2006

        • "Social Capital and Public Policy in Greece"; Science and Society, Vol. 16, pp. 69-105, 2006 (in Greek).

        2002

        • "New Institutionalism and EU Regional Policy: Multi-level governance by ''thin'' or "thick" institutions?" ; Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 11:2, pp.159-79, 2002.

        2001

        • "Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο, Κοινωνία Πολιτών και Δημόσια Πολιτική: Συλλογική Δράση και Δημόσια Αγαθά στην Εποχή της Παγκοσμιοποίησης"; Επιθεώρηση Κοινωνικών Ερευνών, 106, pp. 43-65, 2001.
        • "Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο, Διαδικασία Μάθησης και Θεωρία Ολοκλήρωσης: Συμβιβάζοντας τήν Ορθολογική και την Κοινωνιολογική Νεοθεσμική Προσέγγιση με βάση την Εμπειρία της Ευρωπαϊκής Διαρθρωτικής Πολιτικής"; Επιθεώρηση Πολιτικής Επιστήμης, 17, pp. 141-173, 2001.
        • "Social Capital, Learning and EU Regional Policy Networks: evidence from Greece"; Government and Opposition, Vol. 36, No 2, pp. 251-75, Spring 2001.

        1998

        • "Social Capital and the Public/Private Divide in Greek regions"; West European Politics, Vol. 21, No 2, pp.154-177, April 1998.
        • "Social Capital, Institutional Learning and European regional policy: evidence from Greece"; Regional and Federal Studies, Vol. 8, No 3, pp.31-64, Autumn 1998.

        1997

        • "Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο και Θεσμικά Δίκτυα Συλλογικής Εκμάθησης: το ουσιαστικό περιεχόμενο της Επικουρικότητας στα Πλαίσια της Ευρωπαϊκής Περιφερειακής Πολιτικής"; ΤΟΠΟΣ, Vol.12, pp. 3-29, 1997.
        • Conferences (18 records)

        Περιλαμβάνει Άρθρα σε δημοσιευμένα πρακτικά διεθνών ή ελληνικών συνεδρίων (με κριτές).

          2010

          • 'Accounting for confidence in institutions in Greece: institutional performance, social capital & EU public policy', paper presented at the ECPR-Joint Sessions, Muenster, Germany, 22-27 March, 2010.

          2009

          • 'Domestic Institutions and Policy Learning/Change in Greece and Comparable Cohesion Countries (Ireland, Portugal): the limits of Europeanization in comparative perspective', paper presented at the international conference on "The Challenge of Reform in Greece 1974-2009: Assessment and Prospects", Yale University, May 8-10, 2009.

          2008

          • 'Europeanization and Domestic Policy Structures in Cohesion Policy in Greece: evidence from Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace regions', Brussels, 11-01-2008.

          2007

          • 'Social Network Analysis Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace - Greece', Prague, 22-06-2007.
          • 'The Fundamentals Strike Back in Social Capital Theory: Corruption, Inequality and Social Capital in Eastern Europe and the Balkans', paper presented at the international workshop on "Social Capital and Transition to Democracy in SE Europe and the Balkans", Παν/μιο Μακεδονίας, 25-05-2007.
          • 'From Social Networks to Policy Networks: Social Capital and Public Policy in Greece'; paper presented at the ECPR-Joint Sessions of Workshops, Helsinki, 7-12, May, 2007.
          • 'European Regional Policy and Domestic Change in Greece'; paper presented at the Regional Studies Association (RSA) International Conference: Regions In Focus?, Lisbon, 2-5th April 2007.

          2005

          • "Domestic institutions and policy learning East and West: the limits of Europeanization"; paper presented at the CONNEX-conference on "Multi-level governance in Europe: Structural Funds, Regional and Environmental Policies", Athens, 5-7 May, 2005 (with P. Getimis and L. Demetropoulou).

          2003

          • "Evolution and/ or Intention? The transformation of domestic environmental policy networks in the Cohesion (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and CEE (Hungary and Poland)"; paper presented at the Edinburgh ECPR-Joint Sessions, 28 March - 2 April 2003.

          2002

          • "Europeanization of regional policy and institution-building in Greece: a neglected aspect of policy evaluation?", RSA Conference, Aix-en-Provence, May-June, 2002 (with P. Getimis).
          • "Social Capital Measurement in Greece", παρουσίαση στο ειδικό διεθνές συνέδριο του ΟΟΣΑ σχετικά με τα προβλήματα μέτρησης του Κοινωνικού Κεφαλαίου, Λονδίνο, 25-27 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2002 (με την καθ. Αντιγόνη Λυμπεράκη).
          • "Europeanization, Adaptational Pressures and Social Learning: Cohesion (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and CEE (Hungary, Poland) Countries in Comparative Perspective"; παρουσίαση στο ECPR - Pan-European Conference, Bordeaux, 26-28 September 2002 (with prof. N. Rees).

          2000

          • "Social Capital, Civil Society and Public Policy: Collective Action and Public Goods in the Era of Globalization"; paper presented at the Hellenic Political Science Association Euro-conference "Democracy beyond the Nation-State: Perspectives on a Post-national Order", Athens, Panteion University, 5-7 October, 2000.

          1998

          • "Institutional Networks, Learning and Greece's Adaptation in European regional policy"; paper presented at the conference: "the contribution of a changing Greece to the European Union: the dynamics of a complex relationship", LSE, 5-7 March 1998.
          • "Institutional Learning and Adaptation: redefining the "limits" of the integration process in Europe"; paper presented at the 26th ECPR-Joint Sessions of Workshops, Univ. of Warwick, 23-28 March 1998.

          1997

          • "Social Capital, Institutional Networks and Economic Performance: the case of the implementation of Community Support Framework 1989-93 in Greece"; paper presented at the 25th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Bern, Switzerland, February 27- March 4, 1997.

          1996

          • "The Principle of Subsidiarity and European Regional Policy: opening up the game for learning regional economies"; paper presented at the 24th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Oslo, 29 March - 3 April, 1996.
          • "Social Capital and Learning Institutional Networks: making sense of Subsidiarity in European Regional Policy"; paper presented at the 36th conference of Regional Science Association (RSA), Zurich, 26-30 August, 1996.
          • Other (5 records)

          Περιλαμβάνει Παρουσιάσεις σε διεθνή ή ελληνικά συνέδρια χωρίς δημοσίευση σε πρακτικά.

            2008

            • "Learning across space and time in Cohesion policy: lessons drawn for Bulgaria and Romania from Cohesion and CEE countries", European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London, UK, 21/04/2008 (διάλεξη μετά από πρόσκληση).

            2007

            • 'The Fundamentals Strike Back in Social Capital Theory: Corruption, Inequality and Social Capital in EU Countries', Παν/μιο Κύπρου, Τμήμα Κοινωνικών Επιστημών, 14/11/2007 (διάλεξη μετά από πρόσκληση).

            2004

            • "Social Capital and the Adaptation Process in EU Public Policy-Making Structures: Cohesion (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and CEE (Hungary, Poland) Countries in Comparative Perspective", Παν/μιο Κρητης, Τμήμα Κοιν/γίας, 06/09/04 (διάλεξη μετά από πρόσκληση).

            2002

            • "EU Enlargement and Multi-Level Governance in European Public Policy-Making: Actors, Institutions and Policy Learning"; review paper on Europeanization and MLG in the EU Public Policy-making, presented at the Workshop of the ADAPT project (LSE, 26 Feb. 2002).

            1996

            • "The Principle of Subsidiarity: from the TEU to the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference (IGC)" ; paper presented at the 7th foreign policy conference of ELIAMEP, Athens, 4-6 April, 1996.