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Symposium Papers

Some 28 specialist panels were held at the LSE with 110 PhD students presenting papers on their current research. Students came from the UK, Greece, the rest of Europe, North America, and Australia.

                                                                 14 June 2007

SESSION I.

  • Panel 1 - Social Policies and Welfare State I
    Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics 
table

Marina Angelaki

A Leopard Never Changes its Spots. Explaining Greek Pension Reforms.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Loudovikos Kotsonopoulos

New Wine in Old Bottles: Tracing the Politics of the Greek Pension Reform.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Sotiriοs Zartaloudis

Explaining Domestic Structural Reform of Employment and Pension Policy in Greece: Towards Europeanization?|

London School of Economics, UK 

Natasa Daniιlidou

The Responsiveness of the Greek Health Care System to Population.|

Dimokrition University of Thrace, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - Migration and Minorities I
    Chair: Dr Gerasimos Konidaris, University of Sheffield

Nikolaos Lymouris

Trafficking in Greece.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Georgia Mavrodi

Judging Immigration Policy: Exploring the Role of Courts in Greek Immigration Policy Development (1990-2005).

European University Institute, Italy

Petros Kosmas

Social and Economic Characteristics of Economic Immigrants in Greece.|

Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Vassiliki Zigoura

The European Union Immigration Regime and the Greek Immigration Policy: How Relevant?|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece 

 

  • Panel 3 - Culture and Society I
    Chair: Professor Peter Loizos, London School of Economics

Maria Mpareli

The Ikarian Paniyiri: Theoretical Considerations and Comparative Horizons.|

University of Crete, Greece & University of Kent, UK

Michelangelo Paganopoulos

The Affinity between Anthropology and Literature: Reflections on the Poetics of Ethnography in the writings of Nikos Kavvadias.|

Goldsmiths College, UK

Simeon Magliveras

Organic Memory, Local Culture and National History: An Arvanite Village.|

University of Durham, UK

 

  • Panel 4 - Economy I: Finance
    Chair: Dr Evgenia Markova, London School of Economics

Ioannis Tsalavoutas

The Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) by Greek Listed Companies: Financial Statements Effects.|

University of Edinburgh, UK

Aikaterini Markidou

Credit in the Monetary Transmission Mechanism: An Evaluation of the Credit Channel Using Greek Data.|

University of Sheffield & City Liberal Studies, UK

Anastasia Kyriakidi

Determinants of Demand For Fruit Variety.|

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

 

  • Panel 5 - Culture and Society II
    Chair: Dr. Dimitris Papanikolaou, University of Oxford 

Maria Chistina Zingi

Language and the Construction of identity in Cyprus.|

London Metropolitan University, UK

Eirini Kotsovili

Identity and Women's Writing in the Post Dictatorial Greece.|

University of Oxford, UK

Athanasia Chalari

The Combination of Greek and English Language: How Greeks Benefit from this 'Dialect': A Social-Theoretical Approach.|

University of Warwick, UK

Nikolaos Papadogiannis

The Making of the Communist Youth Identity Through the Discourse About "Culture" (politismos): the Case of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) in the First Years of the Metapolitefsi.|

University of Cambridge, UK

 

  • Panel 6 - Deomestic Politics: Interest Groups and Civil Society
    Chair: Dr Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Birkbeck College

Giorgos Bithimitris

Trade Union Strategies in the Era of European Integration: Theoretical Concerns and Methodological Issues.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece & Research Fellow at "Pythagoras II" project of the University of Athens

Maria Barlou

The Role of the Brussels Office of the Pan-Hellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Co-operatives (PASEGES) in the Effective Voicing of Greek Agricultural Interests in the EU (Euro-lobbying). A Role Model for Lobbying the EU?|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Veroniki-Vasiliki Papaioannou

Non-Governmental Organisations and the Upcoming Constitutional Reviews: Towards Greek Civil Society's Institutional Upgrade?

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Eftichia Teperoglou

Applying the Second-Order Elections Model on the European Election of 13th June 2004 in Greece.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Anastasia Kafe

The Political Behavior of the Unemployed.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

 

SESSION II.

  • Panel 1 - Public Policy I: Educational Policy I
    Chair: Dr Dimitris Papadimitriou, University of Manchester

Frances Tsakonas

Higher Education Reform In Greece:  A Greek Tragedy.|

Institute of Education, UK

Maria Papaioannou

An Evaluation Model of Structural Complexity in Educational Organizations.|

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Ioannis Efstathiou

Motivating Students in Second Chance Education in Greece: the Case of an Evening School and a Second Chance School.|

Institute of Education, UK

Theofano Tsakanika

The 'New Policy Paradigm' in Higher Education: Interest Groups, Politics and the Issue of Implementation in the Greek Case.|

University of Crete, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - Migration and Minorities II
    Chair: Dr Evgenia Markova, London School of Economics

Adamantios Karytianos

Parallel Societies: An Acknowledgment of Failure or a Step Towards Integration?|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Ifigeneia Kokkali

Spatial Proximity and Social Distance: Albanian Migration in Thessaloniki, Greece.|

Paris 8, France

Dimitrios Skouras & Arvanitidis Paschalis

Intra-urban Spatial Clustering of In-migrant Population in Greece: A Tale of Two Cities.|

University of Thessaly, Greece

Dimitris Parsanoglou

Migrants in the Greek Urban Area: The Example of Nea Ionia - Athens.|

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France

 

  • Panel 3 - Culture and Society III
    Chair: Professor Peter Loizos, London School of Economics 

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

What a Greek Man Had to DO'. Studying, Remembering and Representing Masculinity, Gender Relations and Family Structures in Greece from the End of the Civil War (1949) Until the Colonels' Coup d' Etat (1967).|

European University Institute, Italy

Katherine Stefatos

Engendering Silence: Gender, Political Violence and Discourse in Post-Civil War Greece.

Goldsmiths College, UK

Elia Charidi

Blindness as a Challenging Voice to Stigma.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Eleni Stamou

Young People's Imagined Futures: Reflexivity and Threads of Habitus.|

Institute of Education, UK

 

  • Panel 4 - Foreign Policy I
    Chair: Dr Spyros Economides, London School of Economics

Ioannis Galariotis

The Social Construction of Greek Foreign Policy: A Constructivist Reinvigoration.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Theofanis Exadaktylos

Uncharted Waters: Greek Foreign Policy Agenda During the Process and in the Aftermath of the EU Eastern Enlargement.|

University of Exeter, UK

Moumoutzis Kyriakos

Explaining Change in Greek Policy Towards Turkey: Balancing, Crusaders and Europeanisation.|

London School of Economics, UK

Katerina Tsoukala

The Europeanisation of Greek Defence Policy.

University of Sussex, UK

 

  • Panel 5 - Greece and the EU I: Regional Policy & Development
    Chair: Dr Achilleas Mitsos, former Director General for Research of the European Commission 

Konstantinos Oikonomou

Implications for the European Regional Policy Through the Analysis of Firm Growth Patterns: The Case Study of Greece for the Second Programming Period (1995-2002).

University of Cambridge, UK

Aikaterini Kokkinou

Innovation Policy, Competitiveness, and Growth: A Strategy Towards Convergence of European Regions.|

University of the Aegean, Greece

George Saravelos

The Success of EU Cohesion Policy: the Case of Greece and Ireland.|

University of Cambridge, UK

Antonios Aggelakis

The 'Non-Osmosis' of Europeanisation in Greece: the (mis-) Management of European Receipts and Evolutionary Views on the 'Dual Dependency'.|

University of Crete, Greece

 

  • Panel 6 - Greece and the EU II: Europeanisation
    Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics

Fulya Memisoglou

The European Union's Minority Rights Policy and Its Impact on the Development of Minority Rights Protection in Greece.|

University of Nottingham, UK

Nikolaos Skoutaris

Tracing a European Approach to the Cyprus Issue.

European University Institute, Italy

Michael Kaeding

Administrative Convergence Actually - An Assessment of European Commission's Best Practices for Transposition of EU Legislation in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Greece.|

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Adonis Pegasiou

Restructuring Cyprus Airways: Between Europeanisation and Domestic Blockages.|

University of Manchester, UK

 

SESSION III

  • Panel 1 - Public Policy II: Shipping
    Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics

George-Spiros Tsiotsis

Greek Maritime Policy-Making: Exploring The Effects of Europeanization.|

University of the Aegean, Greece

Adamantios Dionysios Minas

Questionable Loyalty and Trading Expertise for Access. Ship-owners' Interests and the EU.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Georgios Vaggelas

Greek Ports: Structural Challenges and Forms of Adjustment.|

University of the Aegean, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - Culture and Society IV
    Chair: Dr Dimitris Papadimitriou, University of Manchester

Anastasia Deligiaouri

Implications of Media Democracy in Greek Politics.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Stamatis Poulakidakos

War and Propaganda: The Use of the Internet in "Informational War", Propaganda of Coverage and Coverage of Propaganda of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan- The Greek Case.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Zinovia Lialiaouti

Anti-Americanism in Greece (1947-67): Criticizing the American Way of Life.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Maria Fola

The Image of Contemporary Greece to the Eyes of International Audiences, Before, During and After the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.|

University of Crete, Greece 

 

  • Panel 3 - Economy II: Inequality and Deprivation
    Chair: Dr Dimitris Ballas, University of Sheffield 

Theodora Smagadi

Wage Inequalities in Greece: Defining Factors in a Sample of 1670 Employees.|

University of Macedonia, Greece

Christos Koutsampelas

Distributional Effects of Public Education Transfers in Greece.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Thomas Georgiadis

Poverty and Material Deprivation in Greece: Growing Together and Getting Grey?|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece 

 

  • Panel 4 - Social Policies and Welfare State II
    Chair:  Dr George Tsakos, Royal Free and University College Medical School

Antonia Svensson-Dianellou

Family Help by Greek Grandparents.|

Goldsmiths College, UK

Georgia Spiliopoulos

Mobile Motherhood.|

Lancaster University, UK

Helen Athanasiou

Working Together to Protect Children; a Case Study of Multi-Disciplinary and Inter-Agency Collaboration in Greece.|

London School of Economics, UK

Vassilis Karagounis

Community Work and Local Development: Strategies of Intervention and Prospects in Greece. The Case of Aigeiros-Thrace.|

Dimokrition University of Thrace, Greece

Markella Boudioni

Patient Involvement in Greece and the UK - Diagnostic Study|

London South Bank University, UK

 

  • Panel 5 - Migration and Minorities III
    Chair: Dr Gerasimos Konidaris, University of Sheffield

Maria Xenitidou

Talking About Greek National Identity and Immigrant Integration in Central Northern Greece: The Extension of Greekness as the 'Ultimate Contract' for Migration?|

University of Sheffield & City Liberal Studies, UK

Foteini Kalantzi

Multiculturalism in Greece: A Theoretical Approach on the Cultural Particularities of the Different Ethnic Groups in the Framework of Social Constructivism and National Identity Argumentation.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Eleni Bouleti

The Muslim Community of Cyprus During the First Period of the British Administration, Late 19th, Century Early 20th: A Traditional Religious Community in Neoteric Perspective.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Stratos Patrikios

Declining Religious Authority in Greece: an Empirical Test of Secularization Theory.|

University of Strathclyde, UK

Efstratios Dimitrios Kitis

Dramatizations of Discourse in Contemporary Greece: Different Valorizations of Sociolinguistic Markers.|

King's College London, UK 

 

  • Panel 6 - Foreign Policy II
    Chair: Dr Spyros Economides, London School of Economics 

Kleopatra Matsouka

Cyprus' EU Membership as a Catalyst for the Solution of the Political Problem: Myth or Reality.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos

Experiencing the Paradox: Greece's Past, Current and Future of Co-operation, at NATO.|

University of Crete, Greece

George Koukoudakis

Security Community Building as a Strategy for Facing the New Security Threats in Post Cold War South-East Europe.

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Andreas Constandinos

Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974, 'Responsibility Without Power'.|

University of East Anglia, UK

 

                                                                   15 June 2007

SESSION I.

  • Panel 1 - Political Development in Historical Perspective
    Chair: Dr Stefanos Katsikas
    , University of Nottingham

Panayiotis Kapetanakis

The Ionian Sea in the 19th Century: Ports, the Port System and the Formation of the Ionian Commercial and Maritime Network.|

Ionian University, Greece

Konstantinos Prevelakis

Alliance or Balance of Powers? Greek Foreign Policy Towards the Plans for an Eastern Front, 1938-1940.

Paris IV-Sorbonne, France

Vassilios Bogiatzis

Public Appropriation of Technology and Science in Greece: 1920-1940.|

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - Economy III: Behaviour of Greek Firms
    Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics

Efstathios Parcharidis

Investments in R&D and Business Performance. Evidence from the Greek Market.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Athanassios Lapatinas

Investment Decisions and Capital Adjustment Costs: Estimation of a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model Using Panel Data for Greek Manufacturing Firms.|

Athens University of Economics and Business

Ioannis Bournakis

Sources of TFP Growth in a Framework of Convergence: Evidence from Greece.|

University of Kent, UK

 

  • Panel 3 - Political Process
    Chair: Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman, Strasbourg

Harris Mylonas

A Theory of Nation-Building: Assimilation and Its Alternatives in South-eastern Europe.|

Yale University, USA

Christos Iliadis

Discourse Analysis and Nation-building. Greek Policies Applied in West Thrace (1945-1967).|

University of Essex, UK

Fragakis Penelope

The Significance of the French Example and Experience in the Building of the Greek Nation's Civic and Ethnic Dimensions from Mid-Eighteenth Century Onwards.|

University of Sydney, Australia

Barbara Syrrakos

Agonism and Junta: Greece's Late Bourgeois Contribution to Public Sphere Discourse.|

New School for Social Research, USA

Anthoula Malkopoulou

Concepts, Rhetoric and Electoral Reform: Introducing Compulsory Voting in Greece, 1911-1926.|

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

 

  • Panel 4 - Culture and Society V
    Chair: Professor Peter Loizos, London School of Economics

Yiannis Gioukas

Tourism and Social Transformation in Greece.

University of Warwick, UK

Tryfon Bampilis

Night 'Passion': The Social Life of Whisky in Music Halls with Live Greek Popular Music in Athens.|

University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Charitini Karakostaki

Beyond Mysticism and Science: The Case of Astrology as a New Age Form of Individualised Re-Enchantment.

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France

Constantinos Theodoridis

Undertaking Phenomenological Research in Greece: A Theoretical Discussion Based on Some Empirical Observations.|

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

 

  • Panel 5 - Institutional Frameworks
    Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics 

Effie Antoniou

Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Greek Plans and Programmes.|

University of Thessaly, UK

Ioanna Chini

The History of Information and Communication Technology Policy in Greece.|

London School of Economics, UK

Eleonora Vratskidou &
Panagiotis Protopsaltis

Hellenic Cultural Institutions in Search of Identity: The case of National Gallery - A. Soutzos Museum.|

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France & Université de Paris I-Sorbonne, France

Mirto Kiourti

Everyone's House. A Social Approach to Domestic Architecture in Patras Greece, 1976-2000.|

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

SESSION II.

  • Panel 1 - Public Policy III: Regulation - Deregulation
    Chair: Dr Pavlos Eleftheriadis, University of Oxford

Elisavet Karaiskou

Public Private Partnerships: an Innovative Tool for Decentralizing the Production of Public Goods in Contemporary Greece.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

Marina Spyridaki

Aspects of an Evolving National Regulatory Regime: The Case of the Market for Petroleum Products in Greece.|

University of Crete, Greece

Dimitrios Athanasakis

Effective Dispute Regimes for Large Infrastructure Projects in Greece.|

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Ioanna Alexandropoulou

Greek Public Policy in Land Privatization.|

University of Thessaly, Greece

 

  • Panel 2 - Culture and Society VI
    Chair: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, University of Oxford

Erato Bassea

Vizyenos Adapted: The Literary Figure of Vizyenos in Contemporary Greek Cinema and Theatre.|

University of Oxford, UK

Ntellis Achilleas

Lieutenant Natasha: Indirect Support or Critical Assessment of the Greek Dictatorship?|

University of the Aegean, Greece

Anna Babali

The Construction of the National Identity of Modern Greece and its Impact on Music.|

University of Surrey, UK

Chrysi Kleopatra Gerakopoulou

Super Hero Comics Fandom and Identity Construction in Late Modernity.|

Panteion University of Athens, Greece

 

  • Panel 3 - Economy IV: Competitiveness
    Chair: Dr Evgenia Markova, London School of Economics

Irini Smaragdi

Institutional Changes and Trend Behaviour of the European FDI Inflows.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Konstantinos Skandalis

Factors Affecting Firm Competitiveness: The Case of Greek Industry.|

University of Peloponnese, Greece

Nektaria Berikou

A Comparative Analysis of World Competitiveness Records and a Cost Projection Resulting from the Lack of Competitiveness in the Greek Economy.|

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

  • Panel 4 - Domestic Politics II: Political Parties & Electoral Politics
    Chair: Dr Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Birkbeck College

George Charalambous

Examining the Europeanization of West European Communism: The Greek Communist Party and Europe.|

University of Manchester, UK 

Nikolaos Bilios

Cultural Change and Political Discourse in Modern Greece: The Political Discourse of PASOK's Modernization Project (1996-2004).

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Christina Alexandrou

The Image of Party Leaders in Contemporary Greek Elections.|

Kingston University, UK

Ioannis Kotzaivazoglou

Male Portrayals in Newspaper Political Advertisements of Greek MP Candidates.|

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 

 

  • Panel 5 - Public Policy IV: Educational Policy II
    Chair: Dr Spyros Economides, London School of Economics

Nikos Gogonas

The Orientation of Greek Education Towards Multiculturalism.|

University of Sussex, UK

Fokion Georgiadis

Teachers' Perceptions and their Teaching Practices Regarding Culturally Diverse Pupils within History Education in an 'Intercultural' Primary School in Greece.|

Institute of Education, UK

Manolis Polychronides

Comparison of Civic Values, Attitudes and Skills Among Participants and Non-Participants of the Greek National High-School Debating Tournament. Some Preliminary Findings.|

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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