Featherstone, Kevin


Professor Kevin Featherstone  

Department

Position held

European Institute

Eleftherios Venizelos Chair in Contemporary Greek Studies

Hellenic Observatory

Director, and Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies

Experience keywords:

contemporary Greek public policy; processes of Europeanisation; European Union politics; pension and labour market reform in southern Europe; contemporary Greek politics; economic and monetary union; British membership of EU

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Political scientist specialising in the politics of the European Union and in contemporary Greek politics. My recent publications have covered: the concept and application of 'Europeanisation'; the process leading to the EMU agreement at Maastricht; the domestic consequences of Economic & Monetary Union, especially in southern Europe; the relationship between EU policies and the domestic reform of pensions and labour markets. The latter represent my current research interests on Greece. I have also written on Greece and the EU, parties and elections in Greece, socialist parties in the EU, and US-EU relations.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Greece; Europe; Southern Europe; Britain

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6027

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Featherstone, Kevin, ed (2014) Europe in modern Greek history Hurst, London, UK. ISBN 9781849042468

2013

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2013) The emperor has no clothes!: power and resources within the Greek core executive Governance, 26 (3). 523-545. ISSN 0952-1895

2012

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) The financial institutions overseeing the Greek bailouts are ignoring the domestic impacts of austerity measures LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (7 Apr 2012) Blog entry

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) Europe’s future rests on a Greek election that has only one certain outcome: greater uncertainty LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Jun 2012) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James and Featherstone, Kevin and Brown, Chris and Thomas, Daniel and Cherrier, Nick and Pastrorella, Giulia and Besliu, Raluca (2012) EU wins Nobel Peace Prize- reactions from EUROPP experts LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Oct 2012) Blog entry

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) The Euro was locked into its current crisis twenty years ago by the Maastricht negotiators, who ceded authority to the financial markets LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) Greece implodes as protests drown out its European vocation LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (8 May 2012) Blog entry

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) After difficult votes in parliament, Greece’s Coalition needs strong leadership and unity to implement needed reforms LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) The Greek government’s target of zero public sector layoffs and the troika’s of 150,000 over ten years are both ultimately self-defeating LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (6 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Featherstone, Kevin (2012) Le choc de la nouvelle? Maastricht, déjà vu and EMU reform LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series, 52/2012. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris and 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. ISBN 9780230232518

Featherstone, Kevin (2011) The Greek sovereign debt crisis and EMU: a failing state in a skewed regime Journal of Common Market Studies, 49 (2). 193-217. ISSN 1468-5965

2009

Featherstone, Kevin (2009) Britain and the dynamics of Europeanisation In: Flinders, Matthew and Gamble, Andrew and Hay, Colin and Kenny, Michael, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of British Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199230952

Papadimitriou, Dimitris and Featherstone, Kevin (2009) The naked emperor: prime ministerial leadership and core executive management in post-1974 Greece

2008

Featherstone, Kevin (2008) Country report: Greece In: Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2008: Political Management in International Comparison. Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany. ISBN 9783892049685

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2008) The limits of Europeanization: reform capacity and policy conflict in Greece Palgrave studies in European Union politics. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230007062

Featherstone, Kevin (2008) Greece and EMU: a suitable accommodation? In: Dyson, Kenneth, (ed.) The Euro at Ten: Europeanization, Power, and Convergence. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 165-181. ISBN 9780199208869

Featherstone, Kevin (2008) "Varieties of capitalism" and the Greek case: explaining the constraints on domestic reform? GreeSE: 11. Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Featherstone, Kevin (2007) Can Europe have purposive leadership?

Featherstone, Kevin and Furlong, Paul and Quaglia, Lucia (2007) Greece and Italy: is there a Mediterranean 'world' of EMU?

Papadimitriou, Dimitris and Featherstone, Kevin (2007) Between Europeanization and a Greek variety of capitalism: public policy making and structural reform in modern Greece

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2007) Manipulating rules, contesting solutions: Europeanisation and the politics of restructuring Olympic Airways Government and Opposition: an International Journal of Comparative Politics, 42 (1). 46-72. ISSN 1477-7053

2006

Featherstone, Kevin (2006) What have we learnt about Maastricht

Featherstone, Kevin and Tinios, Platon (2006) Facing up the Gordian Knot: the political economy of pension reform In: Petmesidou, Maria and Mossialos, Elias, (eds.) Social Policy Developments in Greece. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd, Aldershot, 174-193. ISBN 9780754643708

2005

Featherstone, Kevin (2005) Introduction: 'modernisation' and the structural constraints of Greek politics West European Politics, 28 (2). 223-241. ISSN 1743-9655

Featherstone, Kevin (2005) Introduction: "modernisation" and the structural constraints of Greek politics In: Featherstone, Kevin, (ed.) Politics and Policy in Greece: the Challenge of Modernisation. Routledge, London, 1-19. ISBN 9780415376297

Featherstone, Kevin (2005) 'Soft' co-ordination meets 'hard' politics: the European Union and pension reform in Greece Journal of European Public Policy, 12 (4). 733-750. ISSN 1350-1763

Featherstone, Kevin, ed (2005) Politics and policy in Greece: the challenge of modernisation Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415376297

Featherstone, Kevin (2005) The challenge of modernisation: politics and policy in Greece [special issue] West European Politics, 28 (2). ISSN 1743-9655

Featherstone, Kevin (2005) Greece and the Euro: the challenge to governability

Featherstone, Kevin (2004) Still a "weak state"? Europeanization and structural reform in Greece Kampos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, 12. 32. ISSN 1356-5109

Featherstone, Kevin (2004) The political dynamics of external empowerment: the emergence of EMU and the challenge to the European social model In: Martin, Andrew and Ross, George, (eds.) Euros and Europeans: Monetary Integration and the European Model of Society. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 226-247. ISBN 9780521835701

2003

Featherstone, Kevin and Radaelli, Claudio M., eds (2003) The politics of Europeanization Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199252091

Featherstone, Kevin (2003) Introduction: in the name of "Europe" In: Featherstone, Kevin and Radaelli, Claudio M., (eds.) The Politics of Europeanisation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 3-26. ISBN 0199252084

Featherstone, Kevin and Radaelli, Claudio M. (2003) A conversant research agenda In: Featherstone, Kevin and Radaelli, Claudio M., (eds.) The Politics of Europeanization. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 331-341. ISBN 9780199252084

Featherstone, Kevin (2003) The politics of pension reform in Greece: modernization defeated by gridlock

Featherstone, Kevin (2003) The politics of pension reform in Greece: modernization defeated by gridlock E-paper 1. Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Sciences, London, UK.

Featherstone, Kevin (2003) Greece and EMU: between external empowerment and domestic vulnerability Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 (5). 923-940. ISSN 0021-9886

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2003) When do prisoners escape? The limits of consensus-building and labour market reform in Greece

2002

Featherstone, Kevin (2002) Europeanization in theory and practice In: Davidson, E. and Eriksson, A. and Hallenberg, J., (eds.) Europeanization of Security and Defence Policy. ACTA (B24). Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden.

Featherstone, Kevin (2002) Greece and the European Union: the limits of Europeanization

2001

Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George, eds (2001) Europeanization and the southern periphery Frank Cass, London. ISBN 0714650870

Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George (2001) Introduction: southern Europe and the process of "Europeanization" In: Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George, (eds.) Europeanization and the Southern Periphery. Frank Cass, London, 1-24. ISBN 0714650870

Featherstone, Kevin (2001) Cyprus and the onset of Europeanization: strategic usage, structural transformation and institutional adaptation In: Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George, (eds.) Europeanization and the Southern Periphery. Frank Cass, London, 141-164. ISBN 0714650870

Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, Georgios and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2001) The limits of external empowerment: EMU, technocracy and reform of the Greek pension system Political Studies, 49 (3). 462-480. ISSN 0032-3217

2000

Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George (2000) Introduction: southern Europe and the process of 'Europeanization' South European Society and Politics, 5 (2). 1-24. ISSN 1360-8746

Featherstone, Kevin (2000) Cyprus and the onset of Europeanization: strategic usage, structural transformation and institutional adaptation South European Society and Politics, 5 (2). 141-164. ISSN 1360-8746

Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, Georgios and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2000) Greece and the negotiation of economic and monetary union: preferences, strategies, and institutions Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 18 (2). 393-414. ISSN 0738-1727

1999

Featherstone, Kevin and Dyson, Kenneth (1999) The road to Maastricht: negotiating economic and monetary union Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198280774

Featherstone, Kevin (1999) Citizenship, participation and legitimacy in the European Union In: Campbell, David and Lewis, N. Douglas, (eds.) Promoting Participation: Law or Politics?. Routledge, London, UK, 157-174. ISBN 9781859414835

Featherstone, Kevin (1999) The political dynamics of economic and monetary union In: Cram, Laura and Dinan, Desmond and Nugent, Neill, (eds.) Developments in the European Union. Macmillan, London, UK, 311-329. ISBN 9780333736326

Featherstone, Kevin (1999) The British Labour Party from Kinnock to Blair: Europeanism and Europeanization

1998

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) Cyprus In: Dinan, Desmond, (ed.) Encyclopedia of the European Union. Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 143-147. ISBN 9780333712627

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) Explaining the 'micro-history' of EMU: strategic, cognitive and institutionalist dimensions

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) The politics of economic and monetary union In: Dinan, Desmond, (ed.) Encyclopedia of the European Union. Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 113-115. ISBN 9780333712627

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) The governance of EMU: monetary power and political isolation

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) The Major Government and EMU: an analysis of a strategic failure

Dyson, Kenneth and Featherstone, Kevin and Michalopoulos, George (1998) Strapped to the mast: EU central bankers between global financial markets and regional integration In: Goldman, William D. and Underhill, Geoffrey R., (eds.) Regionalism and Global Economic Integration: Europe, Asia and the Americas. Routledge, London, 174-196. ISBN 9780203274576

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) 'Europeanization' and the centre periphery: the case of Greece in the 1990s South European Society and Politics, 3 (1). 23-39. ISSN 1360-8746

Featherstone, Kevin (1998) Greece and the European Union in the 1990s: the challenge to the domestic state Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 22. 121-135. ISSN 0307-0131

1997

Featherstone, Kevin (1997) Britain and EMU: an analysis of a strategic failure

Featherstone, Kevin (1997) Europe on course for a single currency: the challenge for the Blair Government Credit Management, July 1. ISSN 0265-2099

Featherstone, Kevin (1997) The British Government and EMU: retrospect and prospects

Featherstone, Kevin and Kazamias, George (1997) In the absence of charisma: the Greek elections of September 1996 West European Politics, 20 (2). 157-164. ISSN 1743-9655

Featherstone, Kevin (1997) Greece and the EU in the 1990s: the challenge to the domestic state

Featherstone, Kevin and Kern, D. and Davies, S. and Staples, R. A. V. (1997) A single currency - good for Europe? Good for Britain? RSA Journal, 145. 5476. ISSN 0958-0433

Dyson, Kenneth and Featherstone, Kevin (1997) Jacques Delors and the relaunch of economic and monetary union: a study of strategic calculation, brokerage and cognitive leadership

1996

Featherstone, Kevin (1996) Britain and EMU: just say 'no'?

Featherstone, Kevin and Ifantis, Kostas, eds (1996) Greece in a changing Europe: between European integration and Balkan disintegration? Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 0719047668

Verney, Susannah and Featherstone, Kevin (1996) Greece In: Lodge, Juliet, (ed.) The 1994 Elections to the European Parliament. Pinter, London, UK, 107-121. ISBN 1855672804

Featherstone, Kevin (1996) Greece, Britain and the EU

Featherstone, Kevin and Ginsberg, Roy H. (1996) The United States and the European Union in the 1990s: partners in transition 2nd, Macmillan Press Ltd, London. ISBN 9780333650182

Featherstone, Kevin (1996) Italy and EMU: a fear of a multi-speed process

Featherstone, Kevin (1996) Cyprus and a multispeed Europe: the politics of differentiation

Featherstone, Kevin and Dyson, Kenneth (1996) Interlocking core executives: explaining the negotiation of economic and monetary union

Featherstone, Kevin (1996) In the absence of boldness: Britain and Cyprus in the 1990s Analysis of Current Events, 7 (9). ISSN 1061-5911

Dyson, Kenneth and Featherstone, Kevin (1996) EMU and economic governance in Germany German Politics, 5 (3). 325-355. ISSN 0964-4008

Dyson, Kenneth and Featherstone, Kevin (1996) Italy and EMU as a 'Vincolo Esterno': empowering the technocrats, transforming the state South European Society and Politics, 1 (2). 272-299. ISSN 1360-8746

1995

Featherstone, Kevin (1995) Cyprus and the European Union: what kind of membership? The Cyprus Review, 7 (1). 69-76. ISSN 1015-2881

Featherstone, Kevin (1995) The power of the vote: lessons from Modern Greece ELIAMEP: Hellenic Foundation for Foreign Policy and European Studies, Athens, Greece.

Featherstone, Kevin and Dyson, Kenneth (1995) Rescue of transformation of EU States? Bargaining models and EMU

Featherstone, Kevin and Yannopoulos, George N. (1995) The European Community and Greece: integration and the challenge to centralism In: Jones, Barry and Keating, Michael, (eds.) The European Union and the Regions. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 249-268. ISBN 019827999X

Featherstone, Kevin (1995) EC central bankers, the Maastricht Treaty and global financial markets In: Mayes, David G., (ed.) The Evolution of Rules for a Single European Market: Proceedings From the Cost A7 Workshop in Exeter, Uk: 8 to 11 September 1994. EUR-OP, Luxembourg, 296-329. ISBN 9282752933

Dyson, Kenneth and Featherstone, Kevin and Michalopoulos, George (1995) Strapped to the mast: EC central bankers between global financial markets and regional integration Journal of European Public Policy, 2 (3). 465-487. ISSN 1350-1763

1994

Featherstone, Kevin (1994) The Greek election of 1993: backwards or forwards? West European Politics, 17 (2). 204-211. ISSN 1743-9655

Featherstone, Kevin (1994) Introduction

Featherstone, Kevin (1994) Political parties In: Kazakos, Panos V. and Ioakimidis, Panayotis C., (eds.) Greece and Ec Membership Evaluated. EC membership evaluated series. Pinter, London, UK, 154-165. ISBN 0312121873

Featherstone, Kevin (1994) The challenge of liberalization: parties and the state in Greece after the 1993 elections Democratization, 1 (2). 280-294. ISSN 1351-0347

Featherstone, Kevin (1994) Jean Monnet and the `democratic deficit' in the European Union Journal of Common Market Studies, 32 (2). 149-170. ISSN 0021-9886

1993

Featherstone, Kevin (1993) Jean Monnet and the democratic deficit in the EC

Featherstone, Kevin and Ginsberg, Roy H. (1993) The United States and the European Union in the 1990s: partners in transition St. Martin's Press, London. ISBN 9780333523469

Featherstone, Kevin (1993) The EC and the USA in the 1990s Working papers, 4. Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland.

Featherstone, Kevin (1993) The EC and the US: managing interdependence In: Lodge, Juliet, (ed.) The European Community and the Challenge of the Future. Pinter, London, UK, 271-282. ISBN 0312099789

1992

Featherstone, Kevin (1992) The EC and the Baltic States Baltic Briefing, 1. ISSN 0964-640X

Featherstone, Kevin and Dyson, Kenneth (1992) Who's ready? Research report [European Briefing Unit] Horton Publishing, Bradford, UK.

Featherstone, Kevin and Hiden, John (1991) East meets West: policies for a common European home Discussion paper series, 3. Fabian Society, London, UK. ISBN 0716330016

Featherstone, Kevin (1991) The United States and the EC in the 1990s

Featherstone, Kevin (1991) 1992: the European challenge for U.S. business: issues and interests Economic Development Quarterly, 5 (2). 104-113. ISSN 0891-2424

1990

Featherstone, Kevin (1990) The successful manager’s guide to 1992: working in the new Europe Fontana, London, UK. ISBN 9780006375203

Featherstone, Kevin and Verney, Susannah (1990) Greece In: Lodge, Juliet, (ed.) The 1989 Election of the European Parliament. Macmillan Press Ltd, London, 90-106. ISBN 0333493621

Featherstone, Kevin (1990) Electoral change and socialist party responses in Southern Europe

Featherstone, Kevin (1990) Political parties and democratic consolidation in Greece In: Pridham, Geoffrey, (ed.) Securing Democracy: Political Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe. Routledge, London, UK, 179-202. ISBN 9780415023269

Featherstone, Kevin (1990) The 'party-state' in Greece and the fall of Papandreou West European Politics, 13 (1). 101-115. ISSN 1743-9655

1989

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) Socialist parties and '1992'

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) European internal market policy Spicers European policy reports. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415038270

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) The Greek EC Presidency in retrospect

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) The Mediterranean challenge: cohesion and external preferences In: Lodge, Juliet, (ed.) The European Community and the Challenge of the Future. Pinter, London, UK, 186-201. ISBN 0861877241

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) United States-European Community relations: an empirical inquiry focussing on the behaviour of national actors

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) The European community and the Mediterranean: perspectives on the 1990s In: Lodge, Juliet, (ed.) The European Community and the Challenge of the Future. Pinter, London, UK, 186-201. ISBN 9780861877249

Featherstone, Kevin (1989) Socialist parties in southern Europe and the enlarged European Community In: Gallagher, Tom and Williams, Allan M., (eds.) Southern European Socialism: Parties, Elections and the Challenge of Government. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 217-246. ISBN 0719025001

1988

Featherstone, Kevin (1988) Socialist parties and European integration: a comparative history Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719026737

1987

Featherstone, Kevin and Katsoudas, Dimitrios K., eds (1987) Political change in Greece: before and after the colonels Croom Helm, London. ISBN 0709910916

Featherstone, Kevin (1987) Southern European socialist parties and the European Community

1986

Featherstone, Kevin (1986) Greece In: Lodge, Juliet, (ed.) Direct Elections to the European Parliament 1984. Macmillan Press Ltd, London, 117-137. ISBN 0333345274

Featherstone, Kevin (1986) Socialist parties and European integration: variations on a common theme In: Paterson, William E. and Thomas, Alastair H., (eds.) The Future of Social Democracy: Problems and Prospects of Social Democratic Parties in Western Europe. Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK, 242-260. ISBN 0198761694

1985

Featherstone, Kevin and Katsoudas, Dimitrios K. (1985) Change and continuity in Greek voting behaviour European Journal of Political Research, 13 (1). 27-40. ISSN 0304-4130

Sonntag, Niels and Featherstone, Kevin (1984) Looking towards the 1984 European elections: problems of political integration Journal of Common Market Studies, 22 (3). 269-282. ISSN 0021-9886

Featherstone, Kevin (1983) What has happened to the European Community? Changing institutional relations in the European Community

Featherstone, Kevin (1983) The Greek socialists in power West European Politics, 6 (3). 237-250. ISSN 1743-9655

Featherstone, Kevin (1982) Recent changes in the Labour Party's constitution In: Robins, Lynton, (ed.) Topics in British Politics. Politics Association, London, 49-62. ISBN 0950339490

Bound, Joy and Featherstone, Kevin (1982) The French Left and the European Community In: Bell, David S., (ed.) Contemporary French Political Parties. Croom Helm, London, UK, 165-189. ISBN 0709906331

Featherstone, Kevin (1982) Elections and parties in Greece Government and Opposition, 17 (2). 180-194. ISSN 1477-7053

Featherstone, Kevin (1982) Left-wing opposition to the European Community in Britain, France and Greece

1981

Featherstone, Kevin (1981) The British Labour Party: nationalism and the EEC Contemporary Review, 238 (1380). 8. ISSN 0010-7565

Featherstone, Kevin (1981) Socialists and European integration: the attitudes of British Labour members of parliament European Journal of Political Research, 9 (4). 407-419. ISSN 0304-4130

1979

Featherstone, Kevin (1979) Labour in Europe: the work of a National Party delegation to the European Parliament In: Herman, Valentine and van Schendelen, Rinus, (eds.) The European Parliament and the National Parliaments. Saxon House, Farnborough, UK, 81-110. ISBN 0566002515

1978

Featherstone, Kevin (1978) The Labour Party in the European Parliament

Featherstone, Kevin and Hearl, D. and Sargent, J. (1978) Career perspectives of members of the European Parliament


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