Elias Georgantas

Academic Position: Assistant Professor

Field of Expertise: Political Science, Local Politics and the State

Elias Georgantas was born in Athens in 1964. He graduated from PanteionUniversity with a top-level degree in Political Science and following that he sat for his MA and DPhil degrees at the University of Sussex. For completing his postgraduate studies he was awarded scholarships from the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece (IKY) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a Chevening Scholar. He teaches at the Department of Political Science, University of Crete since its inauguration in 1999. He has also taught at Sussex, PekingUniversity and the National School of Public Administration of Greece. His research interests comprise the following: State and state theory, regulation theory and regulatory policy, local politics, local state theories, territorial politics, and local development policy in China.

Detailed CV 

Tel: 0030-28310-77458

Office Hours: Mondays 10:30-12:30 & Tuesdays 09:30-11:30

Ε-Mail: georgantas@uoc.gr

Education:

1) Diploma (Ptychion), Panteio University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Studies

2) MA, University of Sussex, Division of Urban and Regional Studies

3) DPhil, University of Sussex, School of Social Sciences

Research Interests:

1) Local politics, spatialiazation of the political process and forms of representation, local and regional development policy regimes

2) State and state theory, the political economy of public policy-making

3) Regulatory policy, merger and anti-trust policy, independent regulatory agencies

4) Local state, institutions and development policy in China

Courses:

Introduction to Political Science I (Compulsory course)

State and Public Policies (Compulsory course)

Local State and Development Policy in China (Elective seminar course)

State and Regulation (Elective seminar course)

Selected publications:

  1. (2001) ‘The Long Walls of Economy: Remarks and Conclusions by the implementation of the URBAN initiative in the Drapetsona-Keratsini area’, in Τopos, Νο 16, pp. 173-84, Αthens. (in Greek)
  2. (2002) Local State and Localitytracing two debates. Athens: Sakis Karagiorgas Foundation. (in Greek)
  3. (2004a) ‘A Power Afar: Independent Agencies and the Political Economy of Regulation’, in Social Change in Modern Greece (1980-2001), pp. 241-58. Αthens: Sakis Karagiorgas Foundation. (in Greek)
  4. (2004b) ‘Restructuring the Spatial Pattern of Power in post-Dictatorial Greece’, in G. Kontogiorgis, K. Lavdas, M. Mendrinou, D. Chrysochoou, (eds) Thirty Years of Democracy: the Political System of the Third Hellenic Democracy, 1974-2004, vol. Β΄, pp. 75-91, Αthens: Κritiki / Department of Political Science, University of Crete (with Ι. Psycharis). (in Greek)
  5. (2004c) ‘Political Dimensions of the Spatial Allocations in the Public Investment Programme  in Greece, 1976-2001’, in Kontogiorgis, K. Lavdas, M. Mendrinou, D. Chrysochoou, (eds) Thirty Years of Democracy: the Political System of the Third Hellenic Democracy, 1974-2004, vol. Β΄, pp. 92-118, Αthens: Κritiki / Department of Political Science, University of Crete (with Ι. Psycharis). (in Greek)
  6. (2010a) ‘City, Space and Power in Modernity’, Athens: Savvalas / Sakis Karagiorgas Foundation, (reader edited in collaboration with T. Giouras). (in Greek)
  7. (2010b) ‘Regional innovative formations and actors’ institutional integration: Quo Vadis Creta?’, in Aeichoros, (6) 2, pp. 72-107, special issue: ‘Innovation and Regional Development’, G. Petrakos (ed), Volos: University of Thessaly Publications (with A. Aggelakis). (in Greek)
  8. (2012a) ‘Hibous sur l’eau, caisses à dragon : origines et dynamique du rapprochement sino-grec’, in Outre-Terre, 31, pp. 333-345, special issue: ‘L’euro sans l’Europe? (I) La Grèce dans tous ses états’, Paris: Editions Glyphe.
  9. (2012b) ‘La diaspora grecque Cent ans de multitude’, in Outre-Terre, 31, pp. 261-274, special issue: ‘L’euro sans l’Europe? (I) La Grèce dans tous ses états’, Paris: Editions Glyphe.
  10. (to be published) ‘City, War and Politics’, in Political Science: An Interdisciplinary and Critical Approach to Political Praxis, A-I D. Metaxas (ed), Athens. (in Greek)