Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG)
of the Political Studies Association (PSA)
Submitted to the PSA Executive Committee
for its April 2005 meeting
31 March 2005
Authors: Roman Gerodimos, Maria Zisouli - GPSG Convenors
The Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) was established by the approval of the
Political Studies Association (PSA) Executive Committee at its July 2004 meeting.
The original application form was submitted by Roman Gerodimos (Bournemouth)
and Maria Zisouli (AUEB), Convenors-Designate; it was backed by 64 prominent
academics and researchers of Greek politics in the United Kingdom and Greece.
GPSG’s aims are:
- To promote the understanding of Greek government and politics via the
encouragement of systematic research and teaching.
- To strengthen the ties between the UK and Greek academic communities and
facilitate the exchange of research and expertise between the two countries.
- To support comparative and interdisciplinary political analysis, by collaborating
with other PSA Specialist Groups and academic research centres, and by
highlighting an expanding body of work on public administration, international
affairs, psephology, political communication, political marketing, political theory
- To provide UK-based scholars of (and from) Greece with a much-needed forum
for the free exchange of ideas and to facilitate networking within the academic
II. Members and Officers
a. The Committee
The core team comprises of:
Convenors: Roman Gerodimos (Bournemouth) email@example.com,
Maria Zisouli (AUEB) firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Andrew Liaropoulos (Swansea) email@example.com
Member: Marina Petrelli (Athens) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee held its first formal meeting on 30 December 2004, in Athens,
where administrative issues (bank account) and basic constitutional rules where