Staff Profile:Dr. Daphne Halikiopoulou

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou
Job Title:
Associate Professor
  • Convenor of PO2CGP
  • Convenor of PO3NAT
  • Convenor of the dissertations module

Office hours: Tuesday 13:30-15:30


Dr Halikiopoulou (PhD LSE) is an Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, specialising in nationalism and party competition in Europe. She is mostly interested in the radical aspect of nationalism: political mobilization, right-wing extremism, religious extremism and the politics of exclusion - both in terms of the causes of their success (and failure), and in terms of policy including immigration, citizenship and the treatment of minorities. She joined the department in 2012, after holding a post at the LSE. 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, forthcoming March 2015, with Sofia Vasilopoulou)

Dr Halikiopoulou is currently working on 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, Universitygoldendawn of York). The project, which is part of the broader Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), examines the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn and its impact on the dynamics of party competition in Greece (

Dr Halikiopoulou has published her most recent book The Golden Dawn's 'Nationalist Solution': Explaining the Rise of the Far Right in Greece (Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean) with Sofia Vasilopoulou. This can be found here.


Best Paper Award (2015-2016), American Political Science Association (APSA) European Politics and Society Section for 'Risks, Costs and Labour Markets: Explaining cross-national patterns of far right-wing party success in European Parliament Elections' (with Tim Vlandas).

Areas of Interest:

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

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Blog articles, Newspapers and other news sites:

07/07/15 The No Vote threatens democracy in Greece, Newsweek, with Sofia Vasilopoulou (

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, with Sofia Vasilopoulou (

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

12/05/15 Golden Dawn's Nationalist Solution: Explaining the Rise of the Far Right in Greece, LSE EUROPP Blog, with Sofia Vasilopoulou (

09/02/15 'Mandagsanalyse: Det græske valg om frygt og håb', Politiken (Denmark)

05/02/15 'Élections grecques, l'espoir en chemin ?', La Revue Nouvelle (Belgium), with Sofia Vasilopoulou

28/01/15 'The Significance of the Golden Dawn as third party in parliament', Lifo Newspaper (Greece) with Sofia Vasilopoulou

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

04/06/14 Scapegoating Europe? How discontent with domestic politics determined the EU vote (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), 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 (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog,

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

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

17/10/12 Belgium Express,

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 (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog

24/06/12 Kathimerini newspaper, 'Τα «ατυχήματα» που απειλούν την οικονομία' (The accidents that threaten Greek economy) (

21/06/12 The recent elections may have only postponed Greece's default and Eurozone exit (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (

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

01/06/12 Interview with Dutch newspaper 'De Volksrant' on clientelism in Greece (

10/05/12 New elections in Greece seem increasingly likely, further damaging the country's credibility (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (

07/05/12 Financial Times article 'Franco-German relations faces early Test',!/LSEGovernment/status/199871981393428480

30/04/12 Socio-economic volatility and the rise of anti-establishment politics will characterise Greece's most important election in nearly 40 years. The likely outcome is a coalition government, but will it be able to undertake the substantive reforms Greece badly needs?(with Sofia Vasilopoulou), LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (

07/03/12 As long as cartelisation, patronage, and corruption dominate Greek politics, economic reforms will be doomed to failure (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (

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 (with Sofia Vasilopoulou), British Politics and Policy at LSE (





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