Staff Profile:Dr. Daphne Halikiopoulou

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou
Job Title:
Associate Professor
  • Convenor of PO2CGP
  • Politics and International Relations UoA REF Lead
  • Politics and International Relations Impact Lead

On research leave during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Feedback and consultation hours:

  • Not applicable for 2019-2020 academic year.


Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (PhD LSE) is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics. She has written extensively on radical nationalism, the politics of exclusion as well as the cultural and economic determinants of far right party support. She is author of Patterns of Secularization: Church, State and Nation in Greece and the Republic of Ireland (Ashgate 2011); co- editor of Nationalism and Globalisation: Conflicting or Complementary (Routledge 2011 with Sofia Vasilopoulou); and co-author of The Golden Dawn's Nationalist Solution: Explaining the rise of the far right in Greece (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, with Sofia Vasilopoulou). Her research appears in the European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Common Market Studies, Government and Opposition, Nations and Nationalism and South European Society and Politics among others. She is currently working on insecurity and far right party support in Europe.


Information on Dr Halikiopoulou's most recent book The Golden Dawn's 'Nationalist Solution': Explaining the Rise of the Far Right in Greece (Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean) can be found here.

Impact and Outreach

Dr Halikiopoulou frequently appears on the media. She has been interviewed by the BBC World Service, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio5Live, Channel 4 News, France24 TV Live News, Bloomberg and the US-based Point of Inquiry. She also frequently writes blog-posts and opinion pieces. Her work and ideas have appeared in the Independent, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, The Conversation, Open Democracy, La Revue Nouvelle (Belgium), Lifo (Greece), The Scotsman, The Times Higher Education, Belgium Express, EUROPP, the Greek Kathimerini, Counterpoint, Financial Times and the Dutch De Volkskrant.


Dr Halikiopoulou has recently completed a Hellenic Observatory/ National Bank of Greece funded project entitled: 'Radicalising the Mainstream? The Rise of the Golden Dawn and its Impact on Greek Party Politics' (with Kyriaki Nanou, University of Nottingham, and Sofia Vasilopoulou, University of York). The project, which is part of the broader Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), examines the extreme right Golden Dawn and its impact on the dynamics of party competition in Greece (


Best Paper Award (2016), American Political Science Association (APSA) European Politics and Society Section for 'Risks, Costs and Labour Markets: Explaining cross-national patterns of far right party success in European Parliament Elections' (with Tim Vlandas).

Areas of Interest:

Comparative European politics; nationalism and radical politics; far right parties; comparative methods; far left parties; political mobilisation; sociology of religion.

Research groups / Centres:
Dr Halikiopoulou is Vice President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)  She is also an editor of Nations and Nationalism (Wiley).
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Selected Publications not cited on Centaur

Media and blog posts:

09/11/18 Channel 4 Politics: Where next 'Debate on populism: Where next for the populist movement'

17/09/18 Radio Athina 9.84- 'What the day brings' programme, on the rise of the far right in Europe

28/09/18 Far right groups may be diverse but here's what they have in common, The Conversation

26/03/18 Breaching the social contract: why the success of the Golden Dawn in Greece points to a crisis of democratic representation, Democratic Audit

05/02/18 Three dangerous generalisations you could be making about populism, Political Quarterly Blog

21/04/17 Why are far right parties increasing their support across Europe? A note on the French election, Huffington Post

20/04/17 Γιατί ανεβαίνουν τα ακροδεξιά κόμματα στην Ευρώπη, The PressProject

20/02/17 What is new and what is nationalist about Europe's new nationalism?, Huffington Post

10/02/17 What is new and what is nationalist about Europe's new nationalism?, LSE EUROPP

20/10/15 Four ways to deal with the Golden Dawn, Kathimerini

07/07/15 The No Vote threatens democracy in Greece, Newsweek

06/07/15 Greek crisis: As Greece spirals towards disaster, a new era of extremist politics begins, The Independent

02/07/15 How Greece crisis sparked a new era of extremist politics, The Conversation

23/06/15 Why the Golden Dawn is a Neo-Nazi Party, Huffington Post

12/05/15 The Golden Dawn's Nationalist Solution: Explaining the Rise of the Far Right in Greece, LSE EUROPP

05/02/15 Élections grecques, l'espoir en chemin?, La Revue Nouvelle

28/01/15 The Significance of the Golden Dawn as third party in parliament, Lifo Newspaper

28/01/15 Syriza won with a radical left programme, but keeping the middle class on side may be key to retaining power, LSE EUROPP

04/06/14 Scapegoating Europe? How discontent with domestic politics determined the EU vote, Open Democracy

27/05/14 Golden Dawn's success in the European elections shows the party now has a stable support base among Greek voters, LSE EUROPP

22/05/14 Review of 'Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain (Ford, R and Goodwin, M. J.) The Times Higher Education

24/09/13 The Rise of the Golden Dawn casts a Shadow on Greek Politics, Huffington Post

15/10/12 Greece's response to austerity has been to say "no to the Fourth Reich" but yes to the neo-Nazism of the Golden Dawn, LSE EUROPP

21/06/12 The recent elections may have only postponed Greece's default and Eurozone exit, LSE EUROPP

15/06/12 Golden Dawn, SYRIZA or a pro-memorandum party?, Counterpoint

10/05/12 New elections in Greece seem increasingly likely, further damaging the country's credibility, LSE EUROPP

30/04/12 Socio-economic volatility and the rise of anti-establishment politics will characterise Greece's most important election in nearly 40 years, LSE EUROPP

07/03/12 As long as cartelisation, patronage, and corruption dominate Greek politics, economic reforms will be doomed to failure, LSE EUROPP

17/12/10 Moving from a race-based agenda to a focus on civic virtue has aided the BNP's resurgence in the last decade, LSE British Politics and Policy



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