Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Associate Professor in Comparative European Politics

Contact details

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POLSIS - School of Government
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis is an Associate Professor in Comparative European Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at University of Birmingham. Previously, he was Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University and Lecturer in International Politics at Politics, University of Manchester.

Qualifications


  • PhD in European Studies, LSE, 2013
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2012
  • MSc in European Politics and Governance, LSE, 2006
  • BSc in Sociology, University of Crete, 2004

Biography

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis is Associate Professor in Comparative European Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at University of Birmingham. Previously, he was Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University and Lecturer in International Politics at Politics, University of Manchester.

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis holds a PhD in European Studies and an MSc in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Sociology from University of Crete, Greece.

He has an extensive teaching experience in comparative European politics and the European Union (history, institutions, policy-making and politics), British politics and international political economy (varieties of capitalism and welfare states) at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is also leading the UG Research Skills and Methods module of POLSIS.

He speaks Greek (native), English, French, and Portuguese (Basic).

 

Teaching

Sotirios teaches comparative politics, political economy and methods. In particular, he teaches the following modules:

  • SD1D: Research Skills and Methods 
  • POLS 222: Europeanization 
  • POLS 344: Varieties of Capitalism and Welfare State Models 

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis is happy to accept PhD students in the areas of his research interests broadly conceived (see relevant section).

Interested candidates are welcome to contact him with ideas and a draft proposal but any applications are handled centrally by the University of Birmingham and POLSIS.

Research

My current research interests include:

European politics
European Union
Comparative politics
Public policy
Brexit
Migration
Discourse analysis

Other activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Advisory member: Greek Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association (May 2014-)

Reviewer for:

  • Journal of European Public Policy
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
  • European Integration Papers Online
  • Journal Politics
  • Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, LSE
  • Manchester University Press

Publications

Highlight publications

Tsourapas, G & Zartaloudis, S 2022, 'Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece’s bailout negotiations', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 245-263. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13211

Papadimitriou, D, Pegasiou, A & Zartaloudis, S 2019, 'European elites and the narrative of the Greek crisis: a discursive institutionalist analysis ', European Journal of Political Research, vol. 58, pp. 435-464. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12287

Afonso, A, Zartaloudis, S & Papadopoulos, Y 2015, 'How party linkages shape austerity politics: clientelism and fiscal adjustment in Greece and Portugal during the eurozone crisis', Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 315-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.964644

Recent publications

Book

Zartaloudis, S 2014, The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugal: Europeanization in a World of Neglect. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137361974

Zartaloudis, S 2014, The impact of the European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugal: Europeanization through soft power in a world of neglect. Palgrave Macmillan. <http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137361967>

Article

Zartaloudis, S & Kornelakis, A 2017, 'Flexicurity between Europeanization and Varieties of Capitalism? A comparative analysis of employment protection reforms in Portugal and Greece', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 1144–1161. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12533

Moumoutzis, K & Zartaloudis, S 2016, 'Europeanization Mechanisms and Process Tracing: A Template for Empirical Research', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 337-352. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12294

Zartaloudis, S 2016, 'Income inequality in Europe and the US: a partisan issue?', SCAD. https://doi.org/10.12681/scad.8971

Zartaloudis, S 2015, 'Money, empowerment and neglect: the Europeanization of gender equality promotion in Greek and Portuguese employment policies', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 530-547. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12146

Zartaloudis, S 2015, 'Politics in Contemporary Portugal: Democracy Evolving', West European Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2015.1114303

Zartaloudis, S 2014, 'The impact of the fiscal crisis on Greek and Portuguese welfare states: Retrenchment before the catch-up?', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 430-449. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12069

Zartaloudis, S 2013, 'Wielding Soft Power in a World of Neglect: The Europeanization of Greek and Portuguese Public Employment Services', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 1178-1195. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12060

Zartaloudis, S 2011, 'When Soft Law Overshadows other European Resources: Portuguese Reconciliation Policies and Usages of Europe', European Journal of Social Security, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 106-124. https://doi.org/10.1177/138826271101300106

Chapter

Papadimitriou, D & Zartaloudis, S 2020, Greece: a Critical Test Case of Europeanization. in The Member States of the European Union. 3rd edn, Oxford University Press (OUP), pp. 123-48. https://doi.org/10.1093/hepl/9780198737391.003.0006

Zartaloudis, S & Papadimitriou, D 2015, European Discourses on Managing the Greek Crisis: Denial, Distancing and the Politics of Blame. in G Karyotis & R Gerodimos (eds), The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis. 1 edn, 2, New perspectives on south-east Europe, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 34-.

Zartaloudis, S 2013, Greece and the recent financial crisis: Meltdown or configuration? in Moments of Truth: The Politics of Financial Crises in Comparative Perspective. Taylor and Francis, pp. 158-176. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203499504

Other contribution

Papadimitriou, D & Zartaloudis, S 2015, European Discourses on Managing the Greek Crisis: Denial, Distancing and the Politics of Blame.. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137369239_3

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Expertise

  • Eurozone crisis;
  • Greece and Greek politics;
  • Southern Europe

Languages and other information

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis speaks Greek (native), English, French, and Portuguese (Basic).

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