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Aris Trantidis

Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy

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Department of Political Economy

Room S2.42
Strand Building
Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS

Email: aris.trantidis@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7519


Biography

Dr Aris Trantidis a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, the Department of Political Economy. Aris studied at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, Surrey, Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests lie in political economy and comparative politics. Aris has published on the linkage between economic structure and semi-authoritarian regimes and has developed the concept of political hegemony for empirical research and positive analysis. His current work studies the impact of clientelist politics on the design of economic reforms with a special focus on Greece. In 2009 he received the St. Gallen Symposium Wings of Excellence Award for his paper on the political challenges of the 2008 financial crisis. 

Research Interests

Aris’s research interests include the study of party politics, clientelism, political corruption, economic reforms, semi-authoritarianism, theories of democracy and democratisation.

Teaching

Studying Politics (undergraduate)

Political Economy: Approaches, Concepts and Issues (undergraduate)

Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy (undergraduate)

MA Public Policy Dissertation.

Publications

‘Clientelism and the Classification of Dominant Party Systems’, Democratization, 2015, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp. 113-133.

‘Reforms and Collective Action in a Clientelist Party System: Greece during the Mitsotakis Administration (1990-1993)’, South European Society & Politics, 2014, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp. 215-243.

Clientelism and the Classification of Dominant Party Systems’, Democratization, 2013 DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2013.825608.

Reforms and Collective Action in a Clientelist Party System: Greece during the Mitsotakis Administration (1990-1993)’, South European Society & Politics, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2014.893644.

The Micro-foundations of One-Party Hegemony:  Development and Clientelism’, 2011, QEH Working Paper Series, Working Paper 192, University of Oxford.

The Economic Underpinnings of Semi-authoritarianism: Explaining Preferences and Power Relations in the Case of Belarus’, EU-Consent Journal, 2007.

‘Economic Aspects of Regional Integration in the Balkans' (in Greek), Institute of European Integration and Policy, University of Athens.

‘Interests, Ideas and Norms: The Strategy of Symbiosis in the European Neighbourhood Policy’, Institute of European Integration and Policy Working Paper WP-B0305, University of Athens. 

Conference Papers

Trantidis, Aris, 2013, ‘Clientelism and Economic Reforms: Exploring the Pattern of Political Mobilisation in Greece during the Mitsotakis Administration (1990-1993)’, paper presented at the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 25-27 March 2013, Cardiff, UK.

Trantidis, Aris, 2009, ‘War, Democracy and Capitalism: Rethinking Democratic and Capitalist Peace Theory’, paper presented at the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 7-9 April 2009, Manchester, UK.

Trantidis, Aris, 2009,’The New Divide in the Post-Communist Space: The Political Economy of Hegemonic Regimes’, paper presented at the 7th Central and East European International Studies Association Convention, 2-5 September 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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