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Professor Kevin Featherstone


Prof Kevin Featherstone, AcSS
Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics. Director of the Hellenic Observatory

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6027
Email: k.featherstone@lse.ac.uk
Room: COW 2.02


Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics.  He is the long-term Director of the Hellenic Observatory and Co-Chair of LSEE: Research on South-East Europe within the European Institute. Between 2004 and 2007, and then 2012/13, he also served as Director/Head of the European Institute. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota; New York University; and Harvard University.  Before LSE, he held academic posts at the universities of Stirling and Bradford.  In 2009/10 he served on an advisory committee for the reform of the Greek government.  He is the first foreign member of the National Council for Research and Technology (ESET) in Greece.  He is also Vice-Chair of the Academic Council of 'Atomium Culture', Brussels, a not-for-profit promoting collaboration within the European Research Area.

Research Interests

His research has focussed on the politics of the European Union and the politics of contemporary Greece; his work has been framed in the perspectives of comparative politics, public policy, political economy and processes of 'Europeanization'. His main books on the EU have involved a comparison of socialist parties' approaches to European integration; relations between the US and EU; the negotiations leading to the Maastricht agreement on EMU; and, the politics of 'Europeanisation'. On Greece, he has co-authored or edited books on political change after 1974; Greece after the Cold War; Greece and the challenges of 'Europeanisation'; the limits of Europeanisation in Greece; a history of the Muslim/Turkish minority in Western Thrace; and most recently, the domestic meanings of 'Europe' in Greece.  He is currently co-authoring a new monograph on the problems of control and coordination within the Greek core executive.


EU430 Europeanization: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change
EU435 History and Theory of European Integration
EU550 Research Workshop in European Studies