Room: 
Graham Hills 512
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 11th April 15:30 - 17:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Giorgos Katsambekis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Panel Discussant: 
  • Professor Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Panel Members: 
  • Dr Emmanouil Tsatsanis (Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL))
  • Dr EFTICHIA TEPEROGLOU (CIES-IUL & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki )
  • Dr Ioannis Andreadis
  • Mr Alessandro Albertini (Sant'anna School of Advanced Studies)
  • Mr Panos Panayotu (Loughborough University)
  • Dr Giacomo Loperfido (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Mr Grigoris Markou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Researching populism in power is generally rare compared to researching populist movements, parties and leaders in opposition. This is partly due to the fact that few populist parties have managed to form governments in contemporary Europe. In Greece, however, since the January 2015 elections, not one but two parties that have been characterised as populist have been sharing power, SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) and ANEL (Independent Greeks). This panel, jointly organised by the ‘Greek Politics’ and the ‘Populism’ Specialist Groups, explores the characteristics and implications of this phenomenon, discussing the Greek case in a comparative context.