Valia Aranitou

Academic Position: Assistant Professor

Field of Expertise: Historical and Political Sociology

Tel: 0030-28310-77461

Office Hours: Thursday 15.30-17.30, Friday 11.30-12.30

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2003   Ph.D. University of Athens.

1986   D.E.A. Gestion Commerciale, Université Paris IX Dauphine, France.

1984   B.A. (Honors) Department of Economic Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

1980 High School Graduate of the American College

Research Interrests:

Interest groups
Entrepreneurship and policy
Social stratification and social class
Labor organization, labor relations and social dialogue
Greek Politics and Business Associations


Collective action and political change
Political Sociology: Economic preconditions of Democracy
Society and Economy.
Theories and models of economic and social development
Labor organization and labor relations
Political communication
Communication Policy of interest groups

Selected Publications:

  1. «Assessing the impact of the memoranda on Greek labour market and labour relations» with A. Dedoussopoulos, F. Koutentakis, M. Maropoulou, Working Paper No. 53, Governance and Tripartism Department International Labour Office (Ilo) Geneva, November 2013.
  2. «L’extrême droite en Grèce et les petits entrepreneurs: du paradoxe à la règle?»,  Délits de curiosité,  dirige Bernard V.,  L’Harmattan, La banalisation de l’extrémisme a la veille de la Présidentielle: Radicalisation ou dé-radicalisation?, (April 2012).
  3. «Seeking the Greek traditional petit bourgeoisie»,  Poulantzas Today: Conference in Honour of Nicos Poulantzas, Institute Nicos Poulanzas, Athens 2012.
  4. «L’ entrepreneuriat en Grece»,Outre-Terre 2012/1 (n° 31), France, σελ. 301-309
  5. «Social dialogue: A new corporatist arrangement? », in the collective volume, Political Science: Interdisciplinary and critical approach to political act, Αthens, Ant. Sakoulas, (2013).
  6. Retail firms overcome financial «Retail firms overcome financial crisis in post-war Greece (1958-1988): Techniques and particular strategies» με Μ.Χ. Χατζηιωάννου, Distribution et Société Entreprises et Histoire, 2011, No 64, pages 76-84.
  7. «The more well-to-do a nation, the greater the chances that it will sustain democracy».  Timeliness (;) an interpretative approach», “Science and Society, issue 27, Ant. Sakoulas, summer, 2011, pp. 159-175.
  8. «From multilevel governance to “Memorandum”.  The chronicle of a fully anticipated crisis», with E.Papavalassopoulos & M. Spourdalakis, The Greek Review of Social Research, 134-135 A΄ – B΄, 2011, σελ. 37-50.
  9. «The political communication of pressure groups: institutional upgrading and Democratic deficit», the collective volume: Democracy and the Media, (ed.) K. Zoras Panagiotarea A., Potamianos M., Livanis, Athens 2011.
  10. « A Framework for the Analysis of the 2007 Parliamentary Elections in Greece», στο Karamanlis Working Papers in Hellenic and European Studies, No 6/June 2008.