Staff Profile:Dr. Daphne Halikiopoulou

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

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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 Halikipoulou 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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Links to Book Publications

Selected Publications not cited on Centaur

Blog articles, Newspapers and other news sites:

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 ( election-far-right_b_16140574.html)

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 Blog, (

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

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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