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Symposium Panels

Some 27 specialist panels were held at the LSE with 98 PhD students presenting papers on their current research. Students came from the UK, Greece, the rest of Europe, and North America.

                                                                 25 June 2009

SESSION I.

  • Panel 1 - History I: Economic Trends & Intellectual Production
    Chair: Dr Philip Carabott, King's College London

Jason Leech  

Elusive Wounds. A problematised snapshot of the brava gente  myth: 'good' Italian and 'bad' German occupiers in Greece (1941-44)|

King's College London, UK

Vassilios A. Bogiatzis

D. Glinos vs. 'archive of philosophy' [arxeion filosofias]: Appropriating technology and science within interwar crisis.|

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Angelos A. Chotzidis  

The impact of the Ottoman public debt administration on the economies of Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace (1881-1912): A first approach|.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - Economic Psychology & Experimental Economics
    Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics

Constantinos Theodoridis

Making strategic decisions under uncertainty in complex settings: The case of retail location decisions.|

 

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

 

Panagiotis Gkorezis

The impact of extrinsic rewards on nurses' psychological empowerment: The case of health care in Greece.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Georgios Kyriakopoulos

Underestimating the economic value of information: The paradigm of Greek students valuating visual artworks.

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Gerhard Riener

Explaining antagonism towards out-groups: The case of the Greek riots.

University of Essex, UK 

 

  • Panel 3 - Educational Practice & Social Positioning
    Chair: Dr Anna Traianou, Goldsmiths University of London

Eleni Stamou

Multiple inequalities, ambiguous positionings: Intersections of 'gender', 'race', 'class' and 'age' in the formation of female youth identifications.|

Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Vasiliki Mpouratzi

'Tensions' in 'home'-'school' relations: the politics of difference in a local 'community' of the Aegean.|

University of the Aegean, Greece

Alexandra Tsitlakidou

How can teacher's communication style along with parental support create positive attitudes towards English to Pontiac Greek students in Greek junior high schools?|

University of Essex, UK

Andri Loizidou & Mary Koutselini

Teachers' and students' metacognition: Is there a relation?|

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

 

  • Panel 4 - Culture, Language & Politics
    Chair: Professor Dimitris Tziovas, University of Birmingham 
            & Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, University of Oxford

Christina Delistathi

Translation and political objectives: preliminary findings from the translations of the Communist Manifesto into Greek, 1919-1951.|

Middlesex University, UK

Christiana Mygdali

Cultural resistance under the Junta (1967-1974): Translation and the pursuit of absurdity.|

University of Oxford, UK

Eleni Ganiti

The military dictatorship of April 1967 in Greece and its repercussion on the Greek visual art scene.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Panagiota Charalambous

Mapping the field of literature education: conceptualizations of the 'national canon' and its pedagogies in Greek-Cypriot educational policy discourses.

King's College London, UK

 

  • Panel 5 - Social Capital & Local Governance
    Chair: Professor Achilleas Mitsos, University of the Aegean

Despoina Grigoriadou

The dynamics of local partnerships in Greece: The case of Equal and Leader community initiatives.|

De Montfort University, UK

Panagiota Karametou

The causal nexus between social capital and local development in mountain rural Greece|

Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Evi Georgaki

The case of local government organizations (OTA) maladministration.

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Geece

 

  • Panel 6 - Media & Communication
    Chair: Dr Mirca Madianou, University of Cambridge

Polyxeni (Jenny) Palla

Website interactivity in the Greek context.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Christiana Karayianni

The internet as a medium for bi-communal communication in Cyprus.|

University of Sussex, UK

Othon Alexandrakis

Anarchism and the new Greek civil society: Examining the rise of modern Athenian youth politics.|

Rice University, USA

Katerina Penna

Watching TV serial dramas: Culture, modernity and everyday life in modern Greece.

Cardiff University, UK

Evangelos Liotzis

Interactive porn networks in Greece: Conceptualizing a certain kind of civil society|.

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

SESSION II.

  • Panel 1 - Communities, Minorities & Human Rights
    Chair: Dr Pavlos Eleftheriadis, University of Oxford 

Theofania Antoniou

EU and promotion of human rights in the member states: Do we need an internal control mechanism? The case of Greece.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Nikolas Kyriakou

Political representation of minorities under the ECHR system: The case of Greece.|

European University Institute, Italy

Eleni Kalampakou

Greek citizenship and national minority identity in court: A case against cultural pluralism and democracy. 

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Nayia Kamenou

The construction of national identity, gender and sexuality in Cyprus, and the role of European human rights for LGBTQ people.|

King's College London, UK

 

  • Panel 2 - Cyprus & the EU
    Chair: Dr James Ker-Lindsay, London School of Economics 

George Kyris

Europeanization, EU enlargement and the Turkish-Cypriot community.|

University of Manchester, UK

Constantinos Adamides

Routines, securitization and the European Union impact on ethnic conflicts: The case of Cyprus.|

University of Birmingham, UK

George Koukoudakis

European integration and the limits of the realist paradigm: The case of Cyprus membership in the EU.

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Hara Parla

Europeanization and national parliaments: The case of the committee of European affairs of the house of representatives of the Republic of Cyprus.

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

 

  • Panel 3 - Educational Policy
    Chair: Dr Nafsika Alexiadou, University of Keele

Despina Valassi

The elite private schools in Greece.|

University of Crete, Greece

Iakovos Tsiplakides

Who learns English? An investigation of the relationship between parental socioeconomic status and students' performance in English as a foreign language in Greek state secondary schools.|

University of Ioannina, Greece

Frances Tsakonas

How to upgrade the Greek education system.

Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Isidora Kourti

Contemporary challenges in Greek education for children with special needs: Collaborating in KDAY.

London School of Economics, UK

 

  • Panel 4 - Welfare State & Social Protection
    Chair: Dr George Tsakos, University College London

Georgios Tzogopoulos

A history of the National Fleet Fund.|

Loughborough University, UK

Nasia Kapakidou

The institution of occupational pension provision. The introduction of occupational funds in the Greek pension system (Law 3029/2002).|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Evgenia Moukanou

Social care services for the elderly in Greece: Shifting the boundaries?  |

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Antonis Roumpakis

The familistic welfare regime in crisis: The case of Greece.|

University of Bath, UK

 

  • Panel 5 - Political Parties I: Discourse & Ideology
    Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics

Georgios Papanagnou

The Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement: from populism to Europeanization. A discourse theory explanation of political party change.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Bilios

Continuities and change in Greek political culture: PASOK's modernisation paradigm (1996-2003).|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Nikos Christofis

'ENOSIS' in the left discourse: EDA's talks in the Greek parliament.|

University of Leiden, The Netherlands

 

  • Panel 6 - Domestic Policies & the EU
    Chair: Professor Achilleas Mitsos, University of the Aegean

Konstantinos Ioannidis

The Fair Trade initiative in Europe and the challenges of Greek market.

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Manto Lampropoulou

Public utilities reform in Greece: Privatization, market liberalization and implications for citizens as consumers.|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Angelos Gkanoutas-Leventis

Greek exchange rate policies for the EMU. The economy, the public and the Euro.|

City University, UK

Charalampos Chrysomallidis

The application of the knowledge-based model of growth in Greece. The case of the inefficient national research policy.|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

SESSION III.

  • Panel 1 - Applied Economics
    Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics 

Panagiotis Prontzas

Consumption pattern: Empirical analysis in Greece and EU.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Gabriel Sakellaridis

An empirical investigation of social protection expenditures on economic growth in Greece.|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Ioannis Neokosmidis

Volatility Modelling|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Aikaterini Kokkinou

Stochastic frontier analysis: Empirical evidence on Greek productivity|.

University of Glasgow, UK

 

  • Panel 2 - Foreign & Security Policy
    Chair: Dr Othonas Anastasakis, University of Oxford 
            & Dr Spyros Economides, London School of Economics 

Athanasios Manis

The Imia/Kardak crisis: A crisis in the Greek-Turkish relations or a media made crisis?|

London School of Economics, UK

Marios Efthymiopoulos

Challenging NATO's security operations in electronic warfare: The policy of cyber defence and the case of Greece.|

University of Crete, Greece

Kyriakos Moumoutzis

Greek foreign policy and Turkey's candidacy for EU membership: The Europeanization of national foreign policy?

London School of Economics, UK

Panayiotis Ghikas

Greek foreign energy policy: Is it conflicting with EU energy security objectives?|

University of Dundee, UK 

 

  • Panel 3 - The Europeanisation of Domestic Policies & Polities
    Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics

Sotirios Zartaloudis

Gender equality in Greek employment policy: A story of Europeanization?|

London School of Economics, UK  

Nikos Nyfoudis

European youth networks: The case of Europeanization in Greece.|

University of Crete, Greece

Thanai Simantiraki

The Europeanization of shipping policy in Greece: Evaluating the impact on the policy network.|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Georgios Saragas

Societies and federal systems: The debate about the EU's federal perspective. European identity and the non federal tradition member- states.|

University of the Aegean, Greece 

 

  • Panel 4 - Law & Citizenship
    Chair: Dr Pavlos Eleftheriadis, University of Oxford

Ioanna Alexandropoulou

Public property and property rights theory.|

University of Thessaly, Greece

Christina Akrivopoulou

Public security versus privacy and autonomy: The Greek legislation on public surveillance.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Eftychia Achtsioglou

Sustainable development as an evolving legal term and its judicial review in Greek case law.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Themis Tsolakou

The Greek paradigm of citizenship is still conceived as a legal and political privilege of the sovereign state?|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

  • Panel 5 - Ethnicity, Immigration & Human Trafficking
    Chair: Dr Gerasimos Konidaris, University of Sheffield 

Nicolas Kazarian

Cyprus, European crossroads of minorities.|

Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Inam Leghari

Pakistani immigrants in Greece: From changing pattern of migration to Diaspora politics and transnationalism.|

University of the Aegean, Greece

Paraskevi Boukli

Human Trafficking in Greece: Media and legal constructions.

Scholar of the A. S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, London School of Economics, UK

Rengina - Eleni Mantanika

Displacement and the visibility of the invisibles, transit- zones and the emergence of political public space.|

Paris 7 Diderot, France

 

                                                                26 June 2009

SESSION I.

  • Panel 1 - Political Parties II: Cleavages & Electoral Politics
    Chair: Dr Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Birkbeck College

Sofia Vasilopoulou

Party-based Euro scepticism in Greece: the case of LAOS.

London School of Economics, UK

Yiannos Katsourides

The mapping of Cyprus' political elite, 1988-2008.|

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Constantinos Pierides

The change in social cleavages structure and electoral behaviour in modern Greece (1996 - 1997).|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Costas Eleftheriou

'The uneasy 'symbiosis' '. Party factionalism and radical politics in Synaspismos/SYN (2003-2009).|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - National & Regional Identities
    Chair: Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli, University of Leeds 

Adam Trusner

The European Union and regional identity in Greece.|

University of Virginia, USA

Michelangelo Paganopoulos

The nationalist facade of two monasteries of Mount Athos.

Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Emmanouil Pratsinakis

Is difference a privilege of the similar? Soviet, Greek and Albanian immigrants in Thessaloniki.|

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Foteini Kalantzi

Multiculturalism in Greece: A discussion on potential social and cultural gains of ethnic diversity within the framework of national identity problematic.|

University of Macedonia, Greece

 

  • Panel 3 - Political Economy
    Chair: Dr Fragiskos Filippaios, University of Kingston

Theocharis Papadopoulos

Corporate governance in Greece and its political determinants.|

Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Triantafyllos Papafloratos

Do corporate social responsibility initiatives influence the consumers?|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Andreas Kornelakis

Dual convergence or hybridisation? Institutional change across Greece and Italy in comparative perspective|.

London School of Economics, UK

Georgios Moschovis

Fiscal performance, budgetary process and corruption in Greece.

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

 

  • Panel 4 - Narratives & Unofficial Histories
    Chair: Dr Alexandra Georgakopoulou, King's College London

Evangelia Kindinger

'I can't wait to go back home!': Negotiating spaces of belonging in Greek American return narratives.|

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany  

Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou

'Unofficial' histories: the historical perspectives of the Left in the Cypriot Diaspora.|

University of Sussex, UK

Janine Givati-Teerling

Narratives of 'home' and 'belonging': Second-generation British Cypriots 'return home'.

University of Sussex, UK 

 

  • Panel 5 - Responding to Change: the Banking Sector
    Chair: Dr Prodromos Vlamis, University of Cambridge

Maksim Belitski

What drives competition between banks? Cross-country analysis of liberalised Greek and Cypriot banking.|

University of Leicester, UK & University of Milan, Italy

Georgia Giordani & Christos Floros

Adoption of internet banking in Greece.|

University of Portsmouth, UK

Charalambos Samantzis

Greek banks' internationalization strategies in south east Europe.

University of Thessaly, Greece

Vivi Maltezou

It's been a long time: A comparative analysis of job duration in banking.|

Lancaster University, UK

 

SESSION II.

  • Panel 1 - History II: The Enosis & the Greek Junta
    Chair: Dr Stefanos Katsikas, Goldsmiths University of London

Andreas Karyos

EOKA and Enosis in 1955-59: Motive and aspiration reconsidered.|

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK

Alexios Alecou

The influence of the Greek civil war on the division of the Greek-Cypriot community's local society.|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Thomas Kyriakis

The two plebiscites and constitutions of 1968 and 1973.|

University of Hamburg, Germany

Alexandros Nafpliotis 

British Policy towards the Greek Colonels' regime, 1967-1974.

London School of Economics, UK

 

  • Panel 2 - Perceptions & Identities
    Chair: Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli, University of Leeds

Assimina Gouma

'I am not a migrant' - Confronting identities by Greeks in Austria.|

University of Salzburg, Austria

Dimitrios Varvaritis

Perceptions of Jews in the Greek state: From the Don Pacifico affair to the Shoah.|

King's College London, UK

Irini Kadianaki

Coping with migration: Ruptures and resources in the life stories of migrants living in Greece.|

University of Cambridge, UK 

Nicole Immig

'Forced migrations' in Greece and Turkey: The twisting way of historiography.|

Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

  • Panel 3 - Education & Social Exclusion
    Chair: Dr Elias Avramidis, University of Exeter

Elena Papamichael

Constructing an environment of harassment for an Indian boy: teachers' understandings of racism in the context of intercultural education in Greek-Cypriot primary schools.

Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Irene Katsama

Bullying in primary education: prevention through social work programmes.|

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Kallirroi Giannopoulou

Applied drama as a means of  fighting social exclusion: An action research project in the contemporary Greek primary classroom.

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Stavroula Valiande

Application and evaluation of differentiation instruction in mixed ability classrooms.|

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

 

  • Panel 4 - Business & Finance
    Chair: Dr Fragiskos Filippaios, University of Kingston

Ioanna Giannoukou

Investigate corporate performance, internationalisation and a location's competitiveness: Evidence from South Mediterranean European countries.|

University of Patras, Greece

Ioannis Tsalavoutas

Compliance with international financial reporting standards mandatory disclosure requirements and value relevance: The case of Greece.

University of Edinburgh, UK

Filippos Stamatiadis

Governmental accounting reform in the Greek Public Hospitals: Some preliminary results of its implementation.|

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, UK

Irini Smaragdi

EMU and FDI flows within EU selected countries.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 

 

  • Panel 5 - Employment & Social Relations
    Chair: Dr Prodromos Vlamis, University of Cambridge

Achilleas Anagnostopoulos

Labour market flexibility in central Greece: Findings from workplace employment relations survey.|

University of Birmingham, UK

Christos Anagnostopoulos

Social responsibility & professional football in Greece: Some preliminary reflections.|

University of Salford, UK

Konstantinos Pappas

Immigrants as rural labour force: A factor of demographic and economic revitalisation of rural Greece.|

University of Ioannina, Greece

Charikleia Tzanakou

Researching the early career paths of Greek doctoral graduates of science and engineering who have studied in Greece and UK.|

Warwick University, UK

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