Nation-Building

How do states decide their policies toward “non-core” groups—any aggregation of individuals that a state’s ruling elite perceives as an unassimilated ethnic group? What accounts for the variation in diaspora policy across different groups of co-ethnics living abroad by the same government? Both my published book and the one that I am currently writing serve... Continue Reading →

Political Development

Beyond my interest in the international dimension of internal processes, I have also systematically studied the effects of institutions in domestic politics. In a co-authored article that Nasos Roussias (University of Sheffield) and I published in Comparative Political Studies we explored the links between regime type, electoral conduct, and political competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. In... Continue Reading →

Diaspora Policy

I am currently at work on a second, single-authored book about the politics of diaspora management.  My work on this began in 2008, when I collaborated with Elpida Vogli (University of Thrace) on a chapter analyzing Greek incorporation strategies toward co-ethnic repatriate groups. That project was motivated by the observation that the Greek state followed... Continue Reading →

Greek Crisis

The recent financial crisis in Europe, with Greece at its epicenter, occupied some of my attention in the past six years. I wrote a series of op-eds (LAtimes, CNN.com, Foreign Affairs, among others) as well as more analytical pieces, including a book chapter entitled “Is Greece a Failing Developed State?” (Springer, 2011) and an essay... Continue Reading →

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