About Takis S Pappas
TAKIS S. PAPPAS (Ph.D., Yale University 1995) is associate professor of comparative politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, Greece, and, currently, Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute in Florence. He has also taught at Yale University, USA; the University of Athens, Greece; the Institut d’Études Politiques, University of Strasbourg, France; the European University Institute, Italy; and the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University; a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University; a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy; and a Research Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, New York. He is the author of Making Party Democracy in Greece (Palgrave, 1999), The Charismatic Party: PASOK, Papandreou, Power (Athens: Patakis, 2009), and various articles that have appeared, or are forthcoming, in such journals as Comparative Political Studies, Government and Opposition, Journal of Democracy, Party Politics, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, South European Society and Politics, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, West European Politics, and elsewhere. His work extends, and tries to bridge, such diverse areas as democracy; democratization; political parties; party systems; political leadership; populism; ideological framing; mass movements; radical change; civil was conflict resolution; and crisis politics.