Greek Politics

Degree Program: Social Administration (4th semester – elective)

Degree Program : Political Science (4th semester – compulsory)

Teaching hours: 3 per week-5 ECTS

Course tutor: Dr. Costas Dikeos, Assistant Professor

with the assistance of Dr. Cryssanthos Tassis

The course aims at presenting the Greek political system and its historical development from independence to the current stage, with emphasis on the Third Greek Republic (1974-2013).

Second year students acquire knowledge in brief about: the period 1830-1909; the period 1909-1950; the period 1950-1967; whereas wider knowledge concerning the 1967-74 dictatorship is also acquired; once the historic trail and political background are given, students acquire in depth knowledge upon the so called Third Greek Republic (1974-2013), and in particular: the major political parties (PaSoK, Nea Democratia); the medium sized parties (EKND, KKE, KKE int, EDIK); the nine small and niche parties; key political personalities; pressure groups in Greek politics; political ideology and culture is also referred to; ultimately the course examines the key government periods (1974-81, 1981-89, 1989-1990, 1990-93, 1993-2004, 2004 and the current crisis).


Compulsory exam at the end of term. Optional mid term essays are also given and add up to final mark.


Acquainting students with issues related to the key players and issues in Greek politics.