Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Neovi Karakatsanis

Assistant Professor

Indiana University South Bend
Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1996 Ohio State University (Political Science)
M.A. 1990 Ohio State University (Political Science)
B.A. 1988 Ohio State University (International Studies and Modern Greek)

Principal Publications

American Foreign Policy Towards the Colonels' Greece. Uncertain Allies and the 1967 Coup d’État. Palgrave MacMillan, 2018 co-authored with Jonathan Swarts.

“Political Learning as a Catalyst of Moderation: Lessons from Democratic Consolidation in Greece,” Democratization, 15 (2008).

“Attitudes toward the Xeno: Greece in Comparative Perspective,” (with Jonathan Swarts), Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues, 18: 1 (Winter 2007).

Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Coeditor (with Jonathan Swarts), (November 2007-present.)

Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Book Review Coeditor (with Eva Konstantelou), (April 2007-present.)

“Social Policy, Democracy and Citizenship in Southern Europe” (with Marisol García). Commissioned and refereed in Richard Gunther, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, and Gianfranco Pasquino, eds. Changing Functions of the State in the New Southern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2006)

“Female, Barbarian and Slave: Migrant Women in Modern Greece” (with Jonathan Swarts). Classical Bulletin (2004).

“Migrant Women, Domestic Work and the Sex Trade in Greece—A Snapshot of Migrant Policy in the Making” (with Jonathan Swarts). Epitheorese Koinonikon Ereunon [The Greek Review of Social Research] 110 (2003).

The Politics of Elite Transformation: The Consolidation of Greek Democracy in Theoretical Perspective. Westport, CT: Praeger, (2001).

"Relying on Stop-gap Measures: Coping with Unemployment in Greece." Southern European Society and Politics 4.3 (Winter 1999). Also reprinted in Nancy Bermeo, ed. Unemployment in Southern Europe: Coping with the Consequences. London: Frank Cass, (2000).

"Do Attitudes Matter? The Military and Democratic Consolidation in Greece. " Armed Forces and Society 24.2 (Winter 1997).

Indiana University South Bend
Dept. of Political Science
1700 Mishawaka Ave. P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634

(574) 520-4861
(574) 520-5208 (F)

Areas of Specialization

Comparative Politics: Southern Europe/Greece
Transitions to Democracy
Comparative Public Policy

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies


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