PhD Holders & PhD Candidates

PhD Holders

Farantos Georgios (2021)

Thesis title Impact of policy change on efficiency in the financial crisis. Health policies and efficiency of health units
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Pyrros Papadimitriou
Awarded Defended successfully on 26 April 2021

Chytopoulou Eleni (2020)

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
Awarded Defended successfully on 10 February 2020, Degree Awarded 31 July 2020

Shabana Ihab (2019)

With scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation

Thesis title European Left and Political Islam. The cases of Greece and Britain, 1979-2001
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Manos Papazoglou, Evaggelos Karamanolakis (UoA)
Awarded Defended successfully on 22 November 2019, Degree Awarded 31 July 2020

Flouros Floros (2019)

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 Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Spyros Roukanas (University of Piraeus)
Awarded Defended successfully on 4 October 2019, Degree Awarded 26 November 2019

Masouras Andreas (2019)

Thesis title Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness through the lens of the Institutional Analysis: The Case of Cyprus
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Manos G. Papazoglou
Supervisory committee Spyros Roukanas (University of Piraeus), Georgios Galanos (University of Piraeus)
Awarded Defended successfully on 23 May 2019, Degree Awarded 5 June 2019

Michopoulou Vassiliki (2019)

With scholarship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Academic year 2017-18.

Thesis title The impact of Transnational advocacy networks in International Politics
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikolaos Tzifakis
Supervisory committee Asteris Huliaras, Antonis Skamnakis (AUTH)
Awarded Defended successfully on 23 May 2019, Degree Awarded 5 June 2019

Mitralexis-Georgakakos Sotirios (2018)

Thesis title Can the Underdogs Speak? Contemporary Greece’s ‘Subaltern’ Political Theories through the Lens of Critical Geopolitics and Post-secularism
Thesis language English
Supervisor Asteris Huliaras
Supervisory committee Sotirios Vandoros, Dimitrios Rozakis
Awarded Defended successfully on 3 December 2018, Degree Awarded 5 June 2019

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

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)

Aqra Zakia

With scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation

Thesis title  International Relations and Foreign Policy in the Middle East: PLO, Hezbollah and KRG as Statelike Actors
Thesis language  English
Supervisor  Sotirios Roussos
Supervisory committee  Efstathios Fakiolas, Nikolaos Tzifakis

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)

Balaskas Nikolaos

Thesis title ‘The European Social Democracy Dying’ – ‘History Turning Point Middle of ’90 Decade until Today’ – ‘The Cases of Greece – Spain and German’
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor  Manos Papazoglou
Supervisory committee  Sotiris Vandoros, Dimitrios Rozakis

Chatzimichailidou Panagiota

Thesis title The contribution of adult education to economic development
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pantelis Sklias
Supervisory committee Sifis Plimakis, Pyrros Papadimitriou

Chouchlia Martha

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

Daskalopoulou Magdalini

With scholarship from the 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

Doumanis Antonios

Thesis title From the National Schism to the Greek Civil War: The role of the Army
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee Christos Athanasiou (Department of History, Archaeology & Cultural Resources Management-UoP), Sotirios Rizas (Academy of Athens)

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)


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)

Fotiou Despoina

With scholarship from the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI-ELIDEK)

Thesis title Study on the effects of the complexity of the institutional framework on the functioning of local government
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Dimitrios Skiadas (University of Macedonia), Athanasios Mihiotis (EAP)

Galanis Elias

Thesis title The Declaration – Implementation gap in the regional cooperation organizations: Α three paradigms’ comparative study
Thesis language English
Supervisor Asteris Huliaras
Supervisory committee Sotiris Roussos, Nikolaos Tzifakis

Gerontas Panagiotis

Thesis title Places of Memory, historical identity and cultural continuity under the culture of Hellenic Navy.
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Vassiliki Lalagianni
Supervisory committee Nikolaos Manitakis (UoA), Dimitrios Rozakis

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)

Kalodimos Sotirios

Thesis title The role of the USA in the Greek interwar period
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor  Konstantina Botsiou
Supervisory committee  Sotiris Rizas (Academy of Athens), Athanasios Christou (University of the Peloponnese)

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

Karachalios Georgios

Thesis title Public Employment Service (PES) reform models for the development of the European labour market
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Pyrros Papadimitriou
Supervisory committee Sifis Plimakis, Miltos Staboulis (University of Macedonia)

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 Sifis Plimakis, Christos Triantopoulos (ΚΕPΕ)

Kursun Ozgur

Thesis title Greek and Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Western Balkans (2002-2017): A comparative analysis
Thesis language English
Supervisor Nikolaos Tzifakis
Supervisory committee Asteris Huliaras, Konstantinos Ifantis (Panteion University)

Laskos Konstantinos

Thesis title Artificial Intelligence and Foreign Policy : Conspiracy theories in USA, Russia and European Union
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Efstathios T. Fakiolas, Kollias Christos (University of Thessaly)

Mageirias Michail

Thesis title Education as a political tool in Macedonia and Epirus from 1870 to 1913
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Antonis Klapsis
Supervisory committee Spiros Sfetas (AUTH), Athanasios Christou (University of the Peloponnese)

Malisiovas Ioannis

Thesis title Qualitative empirical research of the Evaluation Debate on the official Development Assistance (ODA) delivery by the European Union(EU): The cases of Egypt, South Africa and Sierra Leon
Thesis language English
Supervisor Asteris Huliaras
Supervisory committee Napoleon Maravegias (UoA), Sotiris Petropoulos

Manolopoulou Georgia

Thesis title Perceptions of cultural Diplomacy: A Comparing the views of state and non-state actors in Greece and Italy
Thesis language English
Supervisor Antonis Klapsis
Supervisory committee Vasiliki Lalagianni, Charalampos Tsardanidis (Aegean University)

Mpoura Smaro

With scholarship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Academic year 2019-20.

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 Charalampos Tsardanidis (Aegean University), Efstathios T. Fakiolas

Nikopoulou Alexandra

Thesis title Proxy wars in the Middle East in the 21 century: the role of regional state actors and global powers. The antagonism between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the proxy wars in Syria and Yemen and the interests of global powers- U.S. and Russia- in the regional sub-system of the Middle East
Thesis language English
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Efstathios T. Fakiolas, Nikolaos Raptopoulos (University of Piraeus)

Orfanos Georgios

Thesis title The refugees of Asia Minor Catastrophe in the Peloppnnese. Origin, rehabilitation, development (1922-1972)
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Antonis Klapsis
Supervisory committee Sokratis Koniordos, Evanthis Chatzivassiliou (UoA)

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)

Panagiotopoulou Theodora

Thesis title Public administration and maladministration: National and European approaches during an economic crisis
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Charalampos Tsiliotis
Supervisory committee Pyrros Papadimitriou, Stavroula Ktistaki (Panteion University)

Pegos Athanasios

Thesis title Traditional forms of war and information warfare. Network centered operations in Greek armed forces.
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Efstathios T. Fakiolas,
Supervisory committee Sotiris Roussos, Andreas Liaropoulos (University of Piraeus)

Pipilou Aikaterini

Thesis title The prospect of introducing and applying electronic voting in Greek electoral data.
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Charalampos Tsiliotis
Supervisory committee Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis, Manos G. Papazoglou

Prodromou Niki

Thesis title Τhe adjustment of economic capital controls standard in Greece and Cyprus. Reasons of infliction and ways of confrontation in economical, political and legal level
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Charalampos Tsiliotis
Supervisory committee Pantelis Sklias, Michail Fefes (Department of Social and Education Policy-UoP)

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)

Skaraki Antigoni

Thesis title Political Leadership and Public Sector Reform after 2000
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Manos Papazoglou
Supervisory committee Sotiris Roussos, Sotiris Vandoros

Sotiriou Eirini

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

Theofilou Andreas

Thesis title Upside and Downside Risks towards EU Defence Integration from a National Perspective: Τhe case of Greece
Thesis language English
Supervisor Antonis Klapsis
Supervisory committee  Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis, Kostas Ifantis (Panteion)

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

With scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation

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)

Xanthis Georgios

Thesis title Developing a risk analysis framework for the systemic causes of transnational migratory flows
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis
Supervisory committee Efstathios Fakiolas, Ilias Kouskouvelis

Zagoritou Aikaterini

Thesis title The formation and the building of the de facto state of Rojava (Northern Syria) and the role of the social movements in this state-like entity
Thesis language English
Supervisor Sotiris Roussos
Supervisory committee Efi Kanner (UoA), Nikolaos Raptopoulos (University of Piraeus)

Ziaka Vassiliki

Thesis title Mobbing in an economic crisis context
Thesis language Greek
Supervisor Sokratis Koniordos
Supervisory committee Karakioulafi Christina (University of Crete), Antoniou Stamatis-Alexandors (UoA)