Dr Myrto Tsakatika
- Senior Lecturer (Politics)
Myrto Tsakatika (PhD Essex) joined Politics in 2007 as Lecturer in European politics. She has also taught at the Athens University of Economics and has held visiting positions at the University of Trieste and the Juan March Foundation in Madrid. Myrto’s research has focused on European Union politics and public policy, namely on the question of the ‘democratic ‘deficit’, trends in public Euroscepticism and new governance modes. More recently she has worked on radical left parties in comparative perspective and populism, particularly in Southern Europe (Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain).
- European Union institutions and governance
- Politics of economic and social policy
- Southern European politics
- Radical left parties
- Values and the European Union, UACES study group funding - £1200, 2008-2010
- The Greek and Portuguese left on European Integration: organization, strategy, ideology, Carnegie Trust - £1,420. April 2010
- The weakest link: changing patterns of party competition and the politics of protest in Southern Europe, Caledonian Research Foundation/Royal Society of Edinburgh Visiting Research Fellowship - £2,000. February 2012
- Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA) Erasmus Network for Teaching and Research, EACEA, co-ordinator of the Glasgow team - £1,741, 2013-2016
- South European Studies (EUROSUD) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree funding, EACEA - 3,7 m Euro, 2018-2024
Current PhD students
Ekaterina Tolstukha, 'The democratic deficit of the European Union revisited. A dynamic network analysis of the Institutional Reform Debate in the EU'
- Cook, Michelle Marie
‘Are populists a menace for world peace? A comparative study of domestic populism and foreign policies in the United States and Greece'
Recent PhD students
Petar Bankov, 'The electoral performance of Radical Left Parties: the role of party organisation at sub-national level'
Wanpat Youngmavittaya, 'A critical Reflection on Michael J Sandel: Rethinking Communitarianism and the Politics of the Common Good'
Giannis Vassilopoulos, 'Organised Interests and European Integration: the course of Greek Business towards the EEC'
David A. Alexander, 'The Sources of Committee Influence in the European Parliament'
Michael Scanlan, 'Inclusionary Populism: Old Antagonisms, New Challenges'
Matthias Dapprich, 'The Historical Development of West Germany's New Left with particular emphasis on the Marxistische Gruppe and the K-Gruppen'
Level 1A - Introduction to Liberal Democracy
- European Union Politics
- The Politics of the Left in Europe
- Politics and Society in Southern Europe
- Programme Director, ERASMUS MUNDUS International Master in South European Studies (EUROSUD)
- Member of Advisory Board, Greek Review of Social Research
- Elected to the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group for South European Politics (2016-2019)