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Prof Dimitris Papadimitriou - research

Research interests

My research interests revolve around two main themes: contemporary Greek politics and the European Union's relations with Eastern Europe.

On Greek politics, my current interests focus on Prime Ministerial leadership and the management of the core executive since the country's transition to democracy. This is a collaborative project with K. Featherstone (LSE), building on a large number of elite interviews and extensive primary material from Greece and other international comparators. A co-authored book on this subject will be published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Previously, I co-authored  The Limits of Europeanisation: reform capacity and policy conflict in Greece (Palgrave, 2008, with K. Featherstone) and The Last Ottomans: the Muslim Minority of Greece, 1940-49 (Palgrave, 2011, with K. Featherstone, A. Mamarelis and G. Niarchos) .  I  have also published widely on themes relating to Greek public policy, including welfare reform, privatisation and the labour market. More recently I have been working on the management of the Greek core executive and prime-ministerial leadership styles since Greece's transition to democracy.

On the EU's relations with Eastern Europe, I  have  published Negotiating the New Europe (Ashgate, 2002) and From Marginalisation to Membership: Romania and the European Union (Routledge, 2008 with D. Phinnemore. *** Winner of best book by the Irish Political Studies Association in 2009***). I have  also written extensively on the EU's external relations, the process of its eastwards enlargement and its relations with the Balkans (particularly Kosovo).