Dr Spyros  Economides

Dr Spyros Economides

Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics

European Institute

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Key Expertise
European foreign, security and defence policies; Western Balkans; Greece

About me

Dr Spyros Economides is Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics at the London School of Economics and Deputy Director of the Hellenic Observatory. He was a Research Associate of the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He has also served as Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College, USA, and in the Faculties of Political Science at the Universities of Zagreb, Croatia and Belgrade, Serbia. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the EU Centre in Singapore.

His current research concentrates on: the ‘ West’ in contemporary international relations; the external relations and security policies of the EU; Europeanisation and foreign policy, and the EU’s relationship with the Western Balkans. He also writes on Greek foreign policy. Dr Economides is also a regular commentator in national and international media on issues relating to Greece and those of the Western Balkans.

Recent Publications

Economides, S., Featherstone, K. and Hunter, T. (2023) ‘The Changing Discourses of EU Enlargement: A Longitudinal Analysis of National Parliamentary Debates’, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 

Spyros Economides (2023) ‘European Foreign Policy and The Role of Member States: Europeanisation or Renationalisation?In Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker (eds.), International Relations and the European Union (4th Edition), Oxford University Press.

Economides, Spyros, 'Ο Καραμανλής και η ηγετική του ικανότητα στο πεδίο της εξωτερικής πολιτικής, in ed. Arvanitopoulos K., ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΚΑΡΑΜΑΝΛΗΣ Η πολιτική ως δημιουργία, 2023

Economides, Spyros, ‘Greek Foreign Policy since the Metapolitefsi’ in Oxford Handbook on Greek Politics, Octorber 2020

Economides, Spyros, Kosovo and the European Union, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, April 2020

Economides, Spyros, From Fatigue to Resistance: EU Enlargement and the Western Balkans, Dahrendorf Forum IV, Working Paper No. 17, 20 March 2020

Economides, Spyros and Sperling, James (eds.), EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance, Routledge, 2018

Expertise Details

European foreign; security and defence policies; Western Balkans; Europe and the Western Balkans; Greece and Foreign Policy.