PhDs & PhD Candidates

PhD Holders

Athanasouli Daphne (2015)

With scholarship from the HERACLITUS Programme.

Thesis title Comparative analysis of corruption and firm development in Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Pyrros Papadimitriou, Evaggelos Drimpetas (Democritus University of Thrace)
Awarded Defended successfully on 19 October 2015, Degree Awarded 31 May 2016.

Galatsidas George (2015)

Thesis title Economic theory and development. State and markets in an economic crisis period
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Pyrros Papadimitriou, Moise Sidiropoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Awarded Defended successfully on 15 December 2014, Degree Awarded 23 June 2015

Pistikou Victoria (2015)

Thesis title Economic diplomacy and security in the sovereign state
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pyrros Papadimitriou
Supervisory committee Angelos Kotios (University of Piraeus), Christos Papazoglou (Panteion University)
Awarded Defended successfully on 14 December 2015, Degree Awarded 31 May 2016.

Tasopoulos Elias (2015)

Thesis title State formation, systemic pressures and coalitions in Middle East (1979-1995). The cases of Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia.
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Harry Papasotiriou(Panteion), Asteris Huliaras
Awarded Defended successfully on 03 March 2015, Degree Awarded 03 June 2015

Valvis Anastasios (2015)

Thesis title Transboundary Freshwater Resources Management: Greece and its neighbors
Thesis language English
Supervisor Asteris Houliaras
Supervisory committee Katia Lasaridi (Harokopio University), Konstantinos Yfantis (University of Athens)
Awarded Defended successfully on 02 December 2015, Degree Awarded 31 May 2016.

Vathis Orestis (2014)

Thesis title Greek Development Assistance: The evaluation of NGO performance (1999-2006)
Thesis language English
Superviror Asteris Houliaras
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Christos Frangonikolopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Awarded Defended successfully on  24 November 2014, Degree Awarded 18 December 2014

Eleftheriadou Marina (2014)

With scholarship from the HERACLITUS Programme.

Thesis title Guerilla war and safe havens. The International Relations of asymmetric conflicts
Thesis language Greek
Superviror Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Asteris Houliaras, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos (Panteion University)
Awarded Defended successfully on 18 June 2014, Degree Awarded 18 December 2014

Maris George (2014)

Thesis title The political economy of European governance and the E.M.U.
Thesis Language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Pyrros Papadimitriou, Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Awarded Defended successfully on 29 January 2014, Degree Awarded 19 February 2014

Petsa Vasiliki (2014)

With scholarship from the HERACLITUS Programme.

Thesis title Political violence, terror and memory in contemporary Greek and Italian Literature
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Vasiliki Lalagianni
Supervisory committee Elena Koutrianou (Department of Philology), Manos Karagiannis (University of Macedonia)
Awarded Defended successfully on 27 June 2014, Degree Awarded 23 June 2015

Kalantzakou Sofia (2013)

Thesis title Rare Earths: China vs the World, A Case Study in the Geopolitics of Natural Resources in the 21st century
Thesis language English
Supervisor Asteris Houliaras
Supervisory committee Athanasios Konstantopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Andreas Papandreou (University of Athens)
Awarded Defended successfully on 22 April 2013, Degree Awarded 31 May 2016.

Smagadi Theodora (2012)

Thesis title Wage differences and globalization. Economic, institutional and personal defining factors of the differences in Greece.
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pyrros Papadimitriou
Supervisory committee Vasilis Pesmazoglou, Pantelis Sklias
Awarded Degree Awarded 30 November 2012.

 

PhD Candidates

Abi Fares Nizar 

Thesis title The Impact of National Political Economy on Family Owned Businesses: The Strategic Role of Human Resources in MENA Region
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Sotiris Roussos, Spyros Roukanas (University of Piraeus)

Alexopoulou Vassiliki

Thesis title Efficiency and effectiveness of human resources in Public Sector combined with the availability of propriate structures and Their analysis using Geographic Information Systems- G.I.S. Prospects for human resources development.
Case study by the Municipality of Tripoli
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Athanasios Katsis (Department of Social and Education Policy-UOP, Anastasios Tasopoulos (Panteion University)

Anastasopoulos Dionisios

Thesis title The Policy of the EU Towards Fragile States: In Search of its Intergovernmental/Supranational Dimensions
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Efstathios Fakiolas
Supervisory committee  Asteris Huliaras, Dimitrios Chrisohoou (Panteion University)

Balafas Vassilios

Thesis title Energy as a power factor in International Politics
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Efstathios Fakiolas
Supervisory committee Konstantinos Chazakis(DUTH), Spiros Roukanas (University of Piraeus)

Borreca Raffaele

With scholarship from the Onassis Foundation.

Thesis title The vision of Europe: looking for a European identity in contemporary Greek politics
Thesis language English
Supervisor Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee Evantis Hatzivassiliou (University of Athens), Sotiris Vandoros

Chouchlia Martha

Thesis title China’s political system and the effects of transformation in accordance with the Western model
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Asteris Huliaras
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Manos G. Papazoglou

Chytopoulou Eleni

Thesis title The European Union as global actor addressing the challenge of contested states
Thesis language English
Supervisor Nikolaos Tzifakis
Supervisory committee Charalampos Tsardanidis (Aegean University), Asteris Huliaras

Daskalopoulou Magdalini

With scholarship from State Scholarships Foundation (IKY, 2016-ΕΣΠΑ-050-0502-5028)

Thesis title The World Peace in the Era of Global Economic Crisis: Seeking a Model of Peace
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Efstathios T. Fakiolas
Supervisory committee Christos Kollias, Nikitas Spiros Koutsoukis

Doulkeridis Konstantinos

Thesis title The “new” American-Jewish pressure groups, their importance in forming U.S.A. and Israel’s foreign policy from the Lebanon war (1982) until the second Intifada (2003).
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Konstantina Botsiou, Efstathios T. Fakiolas

Economou Katerina

Thesis title Administrative reform and development. The Greek stake in the shadow of the crisis
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Manos G. Papazoglou
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Konstantinos Lavdas (University of Crete)

 Farantos Georgios

Thesis title Strategic Management and Information Systems in Public Sector during the Economic Crisis period
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Pyrros Papadimitriou

Faropoulos Konstantinos

Thesis title Biopolitics of Messianism: The Rise and Predominance of the Religious Right in Israel
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Dimitrios Rozakis, Chara Karagiannopoulou (Panteion University)

Filntisis Anastasios

Thesis title Greece, EC/EU and international terrorism, from the Cold War to new terrorism: historical, political and ideological perspectives
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee Sotiris Roussos, Sofia Vidali (DUTH)

Flouros Floros

Thesis title Energy Security in the East Mediterranean Region: A Threat or an Opportunity for Countries’ National Security? A Comparative Analysis-The Cases of Cyprus and Israel
Thesis language English
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Sotiris Roussos, Spyros Roukanas (University of Piraeus)

Houpis Mihail

Thesis title The role and influence of China in the global trading system and the global trade diplomacy
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pyrros Papadimitriou
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Aggelos Kotios (University of Piraeus)

Kaisari Aikaterini

Thesis title Investigating climate change as a cause of population movements: A comparative analysis
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Asteris Huliaras
Supervisory committee Efstathios T. Fakiolas, Sophia Kalantzakou (New York University)

Kampouris Petros

Thesis title Criteria and methods for setting priorities in public policies. The case of Greece
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Manos Papazoglou, Efstathios Fakiolas

Karytsioti Nikoletta

Thesis title Analysis of Political Discourse: Rhetoric and the creation of a tool for analyzing political communication patterns
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Manos G. Papazoglou
Supervisory committee Dimitrios Varoutas (University of Athens), Sotirios Vandoros

Kavvadas Ioannis

Thesis title Financial Management: Evaluation and Institutional Reforms in Greece
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pyrros Papadimitriou
Supervisory committee Vasilis Pesmazoglou, Christos Triantopoulos (ΚΕPΕ)

Masouras Andreas

Thesis title National economies and competitiveness: A comparative analysis
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Spyros Roukanas (University of Piraeus), Georgios Galanos (Democritus University of Thrace)

 Michopoulou Vassiliki

Thesis title The impact of Transnational advocacy networks in International Politics
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikolaos Tzifakis
Supervisory committee Asteris Huliaras, Antonis Skamnakis (AUTH)

Mitralexis-Georgakakos Sotirios

Thesis title Post-Roman “West”, Post-Byzantine “East”: The Neo-Byzantine Political Philosophy of Contemporary Greek Thinkers as a Precondition for—and through the Perspective of—Critical Geopolitics
Thesis language English
Supervisor Asteris Huliaras
Supervisory committee Nikolaos Tzifakis, Dimitrios Rozakis

Mpoura Smaro

Thesis title EU’s democracy & human rights promotion in the shake of the Arab Spring: a cross-case study approach
Thesis language English
Supervisor Nikolaos Tzifakis
Supervisory committee Xaralampos Tsardanidis (Aegean University), Efstathios T. Fakiolas

Panagiotidis Charalambos

Thesis title Greek Education in the Shadow of the Cold War: Cultural Diplomacy, educational exchanges and youth politics in the 1970’s
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee Despina Karakatsani(Department of Social and Education Policy-UOP, Grigorios Psalidas (University of Piraeus)

Rasheed Fadia

Thesis title The Political Economy of Environmental and Ecological Security: The Case of the United Arab Emirates
Thesis language English
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Manos G. Papazoglou, Spyros Roukanas (University of Piraeus)

Roubieu Aggeliki

Thesis title Between “Metapolitefsi” and European Union. The Greek secondary education, 1974-1992
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee George Voskopoulos (University of Macedonia), Yiouli Papadiamantaki (Department of Social and Educational Policy)

Shabana Ihab

Thesis title European Left and Political Islam, 1979-2001. The cases of Britain and Greece
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Manos Papazoglou, Evaggelos Karamanolakis (UOA)

Siachos Dimitris

Thesis title Decision modeling on development or siting of Renewable Energy Sources aiming at sustainable development. The case of Greek energy policy
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Pyrros Papadimitriou

Sotiriou Eirini

Thesis title Shanghai Cooperation Organization-SCO as a Security Community
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Efstathios T. Fakiolas
Supervisory committee Xaralampos Tsardanidis (Aegean University), Nikolaos Tzifakis

Thodas Vassilios

Thesis title Greece and international detente, from the Cuba crisis to the euromissile crisis, 1962-1977: foreign policy and international change
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee Charalampos Tsiliotis, Evanthis Chatzivassiliou (UOA)

Tsoukatou Virginia

Thesis title Employment trends and labor market reforms
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Vasilis Pesmazoglou
Supervisory committee Pyrros Papadimitriou, Daphne Nikolitsas (University of Crete)

Vlachou Niki

Thesis title Diasporas as Foreign Policy Instruments of Countries of Origin: A comparative study of the Israeli, Armenian and Greek cases
Thesis language English
Supervisor Nikolaos Tzifakis
Supervisory committee Asteris Houliaras, Andreas Gofas (Panteion University)

Vlamis Chrysanthos

Thesis title The international economic relations of Ethiopia
Thesis language English
Supervisor  Asteris Houliaras
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Konstantinos Magliveras (Aegean University)

Xatzimixailidou Panagiota

Thesis title The contribution of adult education to economic development
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Pyrros Papadimitriou, Konstantinos Tsamadias (Harokopio University)