Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics

European Institute

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 6027
Room No
CBG.5.04
Office Hours
By email
Languages
English, French, Greek
Key Expertise
Political Science, Political Economy, European Union, Greece

About me

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota; New York University; Harvard University; and, the European University Institute (Firenze). Before LSE, he held academic posts at the Universities of Stirling and Bradford. He was the first foreign member of the National Council for Research and Technology (ESET) in Greece, serving from 2010-2013. In 2013 he was made ‘Commander: Order of the Phoenix’ by the President of the Hellenic Republic. In 2014, the European Parliament selected one of his books (co-authored with Kenneth Dyson) as one of its ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember’. He has contributed regularly to international media on European and Greek politics.

Research interests

Kevin Featherstone's research falls within comparative politics, public policy, and political economy. His focus has been on the European Union and on contemporary Greece: both separately and in combination. He has been especially interested in the creation of Economic and Monetary Union and euro-zone governance; the politics of Europeanization; institutions and reform capacity in Greece; core executive politics in Greece; and, latterly, the discursive politics of euroscepticism in different national contexts.

Expertise Details

Political Science; Political Economy; European Union; Greece

Recent Press Listings

Professor Kevin Featherstone was mentioned in the article Coronavirus: Greece's handling of outbreak is a surprising success story, so far, The Independent (29 April 2020)

Professor Kevin Featherstone was mentioned in the article Greece Has ‘Defied the Odds’ in the Pandemic, The New York Times (28 April 2020)

Professor Kevin Featherstone wrote an article Ο κορωνοϊός προσγειώνει τον νεοφιλελευθερισμό, Kathimerini (29 March 2020)

Professor Kevin Featherstone wrote an article Το πείραμα του Μπόρις Τζόνσον, Kathimerini (9 February 2020)

Professor Kevin Featherstone's and Professor Dimitri Papadimitriou's book ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΠΡΩΘΥΠΟΥΡΓ ΟΙ Το Παράδοξο της Εξουσίας  is reviewed in the article  Οταν στο Μαξίμου υποδέχθηκε τον Σημίτη ο κηπουρός by Eleftheria Kollia, Protagon.gr (11 January 2020)

2019

Professor Kevin Featherstone gave an interview to FT Chinese, (10 December 2019)

Professor Kevin Featherstone wrote an article Η τελευταία μπλόφα της Βρετανίας;, Kathimerini (1 September 2019)

Professor Kevin Featherstone gave an interview Kevin Featherstone: Ο καθηγητής του LSE και πρώην σύμβουλος του Γιώργου Παπανδρέου απαντά γιατί η Ελλάδα βυθίστηκε στην κρίση και πώς θα βγει από αυτή, Fortune Greece Magazine ( 3 June 2019) 

Professor Kevin Featherstone wrote an article Η Ελλάδα, η Ευρώπη και η κάθαρση που έμεινε στα χαρτιά, Kathimerini (26 May 2019) 

Professor Kevin Featherstone was mentioned in the article Europeanen zien de EU weer een beetje zitten, by Pieternel Gruppen, Throw (18 May 2019)

Professor Kevin Featherstone wrote an article Όλοι προσποιούνται: Η Αθήνα παραπλανά, οι Βρυξέλλες δεν ρωτούν, liberal.gr (21 March 2019)

Professor Kevin Featherstonegave an interview No-deal Brexit 'would be a failure of the UK political system' - Brexit χωρίς συμφωνία θα αποτελούσε αποτυχία του βρετανικού πολιτικού συστήματος, Athens News Agency - Macedonian News Agency (23 February 2019)

Professor Kevin Featherstone wrote an article Ο γόρδιος δεσμός του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου, Kathimerini (20 January 2019)

For all press articles and interviews given by Professor Kevin Featherstone visit HO in the News.

Selected Publications

Featherstone, Kevin and Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A., eds. (2020) The Oxford Handbook on Greek Politics,  Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris, (2019) ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΠΡΩΘΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΙ Το Παράδοξο της Εξουσίας (Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power), Diametros. 


Featherstone, K. and Papadimitriou, Dimitris  (2017) Greece: a crisis in two level governance. In: Dinan, Desmond, Nugent, Neill and Paterson, William E., (eds.) The European Union in Crisis. The European Union series. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 233-252. 


Featherstone, K. & Papadimitriou, D., (2015) Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Featherstone, K.,(2014) Europe in Modern Greek History, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin, Papadimitriou, Dimitris, Mamarelis, Argyris and Niarchos, Greorgios (2011) The last Ottomans: the Muslim minority of western Thrace during the axis occupation and the Greek civil war 1941-49. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. 


Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2008) The limits of Europeanization: reform capacity and policy conflict in GreecePalgrave studies in European Union politics. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin, ed. (2005) Politics and policy in Greece: the challenge of modernisation. Routledge, London. Also translated in Greek Πολιτική Στην Ελλάδα Η πρόκληση του εκσυγχρονισμού, Okto Publishing, Athens, Greece. 


Featherstone, Kevin and Radaelli, Claudio M., eds. (2003) The politics of Europeanization. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George, eds. (2001) Europeanization and the southern periphery. Frank Cass, London, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin and Dyson, Kenneth (1999) The road to Maastricht: negotiating economic and monetary union. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin and Ginsberg, Roy H. (1996) The United States and the European Union in the 1990s: partners in transition. Macmillan Press Ltd, London, UK. 


Featherstone, Kevin and Ifantis Kostas, eds. (1996) Greece in a Changing Europe: Between European Integration and Balkan Disintegration.  Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK.


Featherstone, Kevin (1988) Socialist parties and European integration: a comparative history. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. 


Featherstone, Kevin and Katsoudas, Dimitrios K., eds. (1987) Political change in Greece: before and after the colonels. Croom Helm, London, UK.


 

My research