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Gerassimos Moschonas

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Summary Profile

Gerassimos Moschonas, PhD (Doctorat d’Etat), University of Paris-II, is currently an associate professor in comparative politics in the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens, Greece.
He was a visiting scholar at the University of Paris-II (April 1992–October 1993), Yale University (February–May 2005), and Princeton University (December 2008–March 2009). He has taught as a visiting professor at the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels (2014 and 2006–2010), at the Institute of European Studies of University Paris 8 (2013-14), and the Political Science Department of Montpellier 1 University (2011 and 2006). He held the Marcel Liebman Chair 2013 (February) and 1999 (April), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free University of Brussels.
His PhD thesis, La gauche française (1972–1988) à la lumière du paradigme social-démocrate. Partis de coalition et coalitions de partis dans la compétition électorale (with honors, June 1990), was short-listed for the French national Concours des prix de thèses (for the best dissertation of the year) and received a second honorary distinction (Mention) from the president of the University of Paris-II (31 May 1991).
He is the author of In the Name of Social Democracy, The Great Transformation: 1945 to the Present (London: Verso, 2002) and La Social-démocratie de 1945 à nos jours (Paris: Montchrestien, 1994). His current research is focused on the history of the European Left, the European Union and political parties, with particular emphasis on the parties of social democracy and the radical left, the Europarties, the theory of the party phenomenon, and the Greek debt crisis.

 

Education

1990

June: PhD (Doctorat d’Etat) in Political Science, University of Paris-II. With honors. Short-listed for the national prize for best PhD of the year (mention Très Honorable, thèse retenue pour le Concours des prix de thèses ainsi que pour l’attribution d’une subvention).
Title : La gauche française (1972–1988) à la lumière du paradigme social-démocrate. Partis de coalition et coalitions de partis dans la compétition électorale (588 pages).
Supervisor: D. Levy. Committee members: P. Avril, J. Cadart, Y. Meny, J. Robert.

1991

PhD Honorary distinction (Mention) by the President of the University of Paris-II (31 May 1991).

1982-1983

M.A. (DEA) in Political Philosophy, University Paris IV.

1981-1982

M.A. (DEA) in Political Science, University Paris II.

1975-1980

Department of  Public Law and Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: B.A.

Current Position

2008–   

Associate Professor, Comparative Politics,
Department of Political Science and History
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences –Athens

Previous Positions

1996-2008

Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics  
Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – Athens, Greece (tenured in 1999).

1992-1996

Lecturer, Assistant Professor (with “law 407” adjunct appointment), Political Sociology
Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Crete, Greece

Visiting Professor / Research in Foreign Universities

2014

(spring semester) Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium, Visiting Professor, Institute of European Studies, level of teaching:  master 1 and master 2.

(fall semester) University of Paris 8, France, Visiting Professor, Institute of European Studies, level of teaching: master 2

2013

(February)   Free University of Brussels (ULB), Marcel Liebman Chair, Belgium
Guest lecturer at the Marcel Liebman Chair 2013, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

2011

(spring semester), University of Montpellier 1, France
Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, seminar, level of teaching: master2

2010

(spring semester), Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Visiting Professor, Institute of European Studies, level of teaching: master 1 and master 2

2008-2009

(Dec.-March), Princeton University
Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research fellowship, Program in Hellenic Studies.

2008

(spring semester), Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Visiting Professor, Institute of European Studies, level: master 1 and master 2

2007

(spring semester), Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Visiting Professor, Institute of European Studies, level: master 1 and master 2

2006

(spring semester), University of Montpellier 1
Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, level: master2

2005

(Febr.-June), Yale University.
Visiting Scholar, Yale Center of International and Area Studies and Political Science Department.

1999

(April)    Free University of Brussels (ULB), Marcel Liebman Chair, Belgium
Guest lecturer at the Marcel Liebman Chair 1999, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

April 1992 - October 1993

University of Paris-II, France
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.

Teaching

Undergraduate Level (selection)

  • Comparative Politics I
  • Comparative Politics II
  • Parties, Europarties and European Integration
  • Theory of Political Parties
  • Party Families in Western Europe
  • The European Left in the Twentieth Century

M.A. Level (selection)

  • Center-Left and Radical Left parties in the European Union (Panteion University, Athens)
  • Political Parties and European Union (Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels: 2014 and 2006-2010)
  • Institutions of Social Responsibility and Social Solidarity I and II (since the academic year 2012 - 2013). Collective Inter-University course—University of Athens, Panteion University, University of Peloponnese (with the financial support of Niarchos Foundation). Co-directors: Gerassimos Kouzelis (University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, coordinator of the fall semester) and Gerassimos Moschonas (coordinator of the spring semester).

Research Activity

2015- 2016 (February)

Dianeosis Foundation of Research and Analysis.  Scientific coordinator of the research group that designed, analyzed, and publicly presented the results of "What Greeks believe, A snapshot of Greek society" (a Research Project - two quantitative surveys and four focus groups - on the Greek political culture, see publications 2016). Funding: Dianeosis Foundation of Research and Analysis.

2012-

Member of the International Research Group "FEPS Next Left Working Group". Coordinator and funding: Foundation for European Progressive Studies  (with the support of Renner Institute, Austria).

2012-2013

Member of the Research Group on Greek Radicalism. Research Programme: ‘Designing & Operating an Infrastructure for the Empirical Inquiry of Political & Social Radicalism in Greece'. Coordinator: Associate Professor Ioannis Konstantinidis, University of Macedonia, Greece (co-financed by the European Union [European Social Fund] and Greek national funds [Thalis Programme]).   

2011

Istituto di Studi Politici ‘S. Pio V’, Rome, Italy. Coordinator: Francesco Anghelone. Research contribution: The Shipwreck of the Greek Economy and PASOK. The Political Sources and Prospects of the Greek Debt Crisis (see unpublished Research Paper, 2011). Funding: Istituto di Studi Politici ‘S. Pio V’.

2008-2009

December 2008–March 2009 Princeton University, Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research fellowship, Program in Hellenic Studies. Topic: Policies, Ideas and Cycles of Domination: The Electoral Success Stories of PASOK (1981–2004) and PSOE (1982–2008). Funding: Princeton University.

2004-2006

Member of an International Research Group on “The Europeanisation of National Political Parties, A 15 Nation Study”.  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Coordinator: Keele University, UK.  Funding: ESRC.

2005

(February - June)  Visiting Scholar, Yale Center of International and Area Studies and Political Science Department, Yale University. (funding: Fulbright Foundation).

2004

Institute of Strategic Studies, Greece (ISTAME). Topic: Programmatic Discourse and Electoral Strategies of European Socialists: The Cases of Denmark, Portugal and Greece (funding: ISTAME).

1994-1995

Research Group on Left Political Parties, University of Paris-I, Sorbonne (G.R.E.G.E.- C.R.P.S./CNRS-PARIS I). Coordinator: Professor Marc Lazar (funding: G.R.E.G.E.- C.R.P.S./CNRS-PARIS-I).

1992-1993

April 1992-October 1993  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Paris-II. Topic: Transnational European Parties: The Party of European Socialists (PES). Director: Professor Pierre Avril (funding: French government). 

 

Private sector

2000-2006

Scientific advisor on electoral research issues for the Greek Institute of Public Opinion Polls Kapa-Research.

Languages

French (fluent), English (very good), Greek (native)

Publications

Books
2002

In the Name of Social Democracy, The Great Transformation: 1945 to the Present. London: Verso, 2002 (370 pages and Ι-ΧI).

1994

La Social-démocratie, de 1945 à nos jours. Coll. «Clefs-Politique». Paris: Montchrestien, 1994 (157 pages).

 

Small Monograph
2005

Programmatic Discourse and Electoral Strategies of European Socialists: the cases of Denmark, Portugal and Greece. Athens: Istame, 2005 (in Greek, pages 68).

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals / Chapters in Edited Books

Articles and chapters
2017  

"Socialism, Social Democracy and Communism" in William Outhwaite and Stephen Turner (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, London, SAGE Publications, 2017 (work in progress).  

2016  

'Dilemmas of Radicalism in the European Union: Metamorphoses of the European Radical Left', in Yannis Metaxas (ed.), Political Science: A Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach to Political Action. 7003 words. Athens: Sakoulas, 2016 (forthcoming, in Greek).

"What Greeks believe A snapshot of Greek society. Key findings, conclusions and summary", Athens, Dianeosis Foundation of Research and Analysis, February 2016, 37 pages (in Greek).

2015 

"The Greek Debt Crisis and PASOK: Lessons for European Social Democracy" in Ernst Stetter, Karl Duffek and Ania Skrzypek, For A Connecting Progressive Agenda, Poland, FEPS and Renner Institute, "Next Left" book series, 2015, pp. 410-430.

2014   

"Reforming Europe, Renewing Social Democracy? The Party of European Socialists, the Debt Crisis, and the Europarties" in David Bailey Jean-Michel De Waele, Fabien Escalona and Mathieu Vieira (eds), European Social Democracy During the Global Economic Crisis: Renovation or Resignation?", Manchester, Manchester Univ. Press, 2014, pp. 252-269.

2013  

'One Step Forward, One Step Back: Debt Crisis, the PES, and the Limits of Social Democracy', in Ernst Stetter, Karl Duffek and Ania Skrzypek, In the Name of Political Union - Europarties on the Rise, Poland, FEPS and Renner Institut, "Next Left" book series, 2013, pp. 126-139  [This piece constitutes a first version of the chapter "Reforming Europe, Renewing Social Democracy? The Party of European Socialists, the Debt Crisis, and the Europarties", see above].

2012   

'La panne des voies réformistes en Europe. La social-démocratie à l’épreuve de la gouvernance européenne' in Daniel Cohen and Alain Bergounioux (eds), Le socialisme à l’épreuve du capitalisme. Paris: Fayard, 2012, pp. 233-54.

2011  

'Historical Decline or Change of Scale? The Electoral Dynamics of European Social Democratic Parties, 1950-2009' in Cronin J, Ross G. and Shoch J. (eds.), What’s Left of the Left, Democrats and Social Democrats in Challenging Times. Durham, N. C: Duke University Press, 2011, pp. 50-85.

2009  

'When institutions matter: the EU and the identity of social democracy', Renewal, vol. 17, no 2 (Summer 2009): 11-20 [This piece is a much shorter (and updated) version of the chapter 'Reformism in a “Conservative” System: the European Union and social democratic identity, see below].

'Reformism in a “Conservative” System: the European Union and social democratic identity' in J. Callaghan, N. Fishman, B. Jackson and M. Mcivor (eds), In Search of Social democracy, Responses to Crisis and Modernisation. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2009, pp. 168-193.

2007  

G. Moschonas and George Papanagnou, 'Posséder une longueur d’avance sur la droite: Expliquer la durée gouvernementale du PSOE (1982-96) et du PASOK (1981-2004) '. Pôle Sud,  no 27 (2007): 43-104.

2005  

Gérard Grunberg and G. Moschonas, 'Le vote socialiste: les bénéfices du vote-sanction dans une élection de "second’ ordre''', in P. Perrineau (ed.), Le Vote européen 2004-2005, De l’élargissement au référendum français. Paris: Sciences Po, Les Presses, 2005: 173-205

2004  

'Le grand changement idéologique et programmatique de la social-démocratie contemporaine' in Pascal Delwit (ed.), Où va la social-démocratie européenne ? Débats, enjeux, perspectives. Brussels: Editions de L’Université Libre des Bruxelles, 2004, pp. 39-53.
(English translation: 'On the Verge of a Fresh Start: The Great Ideological and Programmatic Change in Contemporary Social Democracy" in P. Delwit (ed.), Social Democracy in Europe. Brussels: Editions de l' Université Libre des Bruxelles, 2005: 35-47.

2003  

'Greek Local Elections of 2002: Political Parties and the Two Logics of Elections', Greek Journal of Political Science, no 21 (2003):106-135 (in Greek).

2001  

'The Path of Modernization: PASOK and European Integration', Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Vol 3, Νο 1 (2001):11-24.

'Le Parti des Socialistes Européens, Une génèse difficile', in  Delwit P., Kulahci E., Van de Waelle C. (ed.), Les fédérations européennes de partis, Organisation et influence. Βrussels: Editions de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2001: 91-106.
(English translation: 'The Party of European Socialists: The Difficult “Construction” of a European Player', in  Delwit P., Kulahci E., Van de Waelle C. (ed.), The Europarties, Organisation and Influence. Electronic version, Brussels: Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2004: 113-134).

'L’idée socialiste hier et aujourd’hui: une approche historique', in Fondation Jean Jaurés, L' idée socialiste aujourd’hui. Paris: Plon-Jean Jaurés, 2001: 31-39.

2000  

G. Grunberg and G. Moschonas, 'Socialistes, Les illusions perdues' in Perrineau P., Grunberg G., Ysmal C. (eds), Le Vote des Quinze, Les élections européennes du 13 juin 1999. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po., 2000: 135-162
(English translation: 'The Disillusionment of European Socialists', in  P. Perrineau (ed.), Europe at the Polls: The European Elections of 1999. New York: Palgrave, 2002: 93-115).

1999  

'The Panhellenic Socialist Movement' in Ladrech R., Marlière P. (eds), Social Democratic Parties in the European Union. London: Macmillan, 1999: 110-123.

1998  

'Social-démocratie et électorat ouvrier, le relâchement du lien', Actuel Marx , No 23, (1998): 93-117.

1997  

'Quo Vadis Social-démocratie?', in Vakaloulis M., Vincent J.M. (eds), Marx après les Marxismes, 2: Marx au futur. Paris: L' Harmattan, 1997: 285-319.

1996  

'L'éclat d'un pouvoir fragilisé. Force et faiblesses du leadership socialiste', in Lazar M. (ed), La gauche en Europe depuis 1945. Paris: PUF, 1996: 579-62l.

Articles and chapters in Greek (before 2000)
1996

'Perceptions of the Right and the Anti-Right syndrome in the Greek political and electoral space', Kinovoulephtiki Epitheorissi (Parliamentary Review),  No. 23-24 (1996): 79-101.

1996

'The Logic of Comparative Political Inquiry, An Introductive Essay', in Yves Meny, Government and Politics in Western Europe: Britain, France, Italy, Germany. Athens: Papazissis, 1996: 25-71.

1994

'The Right/Anti-Right Cleavage in the Greek Political System' in Nikos Demertzis (ed.), The Greek Political Culture. Athens: Odisseas, 1994:159-216.

1990

'Social Democracy: The  Logic of a Political  Force",  Kinovoulephtiki Epitheorissi (Parliamentary Review), No 5-6, (December 1990):111-131.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
2005

«Le Parti Socialiste Européen» in Deloye, Yves (ed.), Dictionnaire des Elections Européennes, Paris, Economica, pp. 530-535, 2005
(translated into English,  “The Party of European Socialists” in Deloye, Yves and Bruter Michael (eds), Encyclopedia of European Elections, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

1992

«Le parti social-démocrate» in Duhamel Ο., Meny Y., Dictionnaire Constitutionnel, Paris,  PUF, 1992, pp. 723-727

Unpublished Research Paper
2011

The Shipwreck of the Greek Economy and PASOK. The Political Sources and Prospects of the Greek Debt Crisis (23.855 words). Istituto di Studi Politici ‘S. Pio V’, Rome, Italy, December 2011.

Nonacademic publications (selection 2009-2015)

2015  

"Critical Elections" and the Interpretation of the September 2015 Greek legislative election", Sigxrona Themata, no 130-131, July-December 2015, pp. 26-28 (in Greek)

"Syriza and the EU after the first long battle—the balance sheet of the negotiations", 23 June 2015. Originally published in Telos 22 May 2015. Republished in Dominique Crozat, Elisabeth Gauthier (eds), Écrits sur la Grèce, Points de vue européens, Vulaines-sur-Seine, Editions du Croquant, 2015 (September), pp. 151-160.  

"Syriza's tremendous path to power", 3 February 2015, , (originally published in Le Monde, the present version is slightly modified).

2014  

"The "metapolitefsi" of political parties: The deficit of coherent ideologies", Chronos, No 16, August 2014 (in Greek)

"La social-démocratie et l'UE. La logique des occasions perdues", in POLITIQUE, Revue des débats – n°85 – mai-juin 2014 (4.146 words).

2013 

'A New Left in Greece, PASOK’s Fall and SYRIZA’s Rise', Dissent, Fall 2013, pp. 33-37.

'Grèce: le moment Syriza', Politique, Revue de débats, September 2013.

"The "broken equilibrium" in European politics: the Europe factor and the weakening of mainstream parties (with an emphasis on centre-left and radical left parties)" in The Rise of Populism and Extremist Parties in Europe, The Spinelli Group, 2013: 20-27.

2012  

'Shooting horses in cold blood: the Greek Left and the elections of June 2012',  State of the Left Bulletin, Policy Network, July 2012

"The Greek elections of May 2012: The rupture, the trends and SYRIZA", Sigxrona Themata, 116 (2012), pp. 6-7 (in Greek)

'Trapped in Europe?  "Problematic" Reformism, the PES and the Future', Queries,, No 2 (8) (2012): 80-88.

2011

'The European Union and the dilemmas of the radical Left: Some preliminary thoughts', Transform! (09/2011): 8-23. (French translation: 'L’Union européenne et les dilemmes de la gauche radicale, Réflexions préliminaires', Transform! (09/2011: 9-23).

2010  

'Let's Re-read the Erfurt Programme: The Left, the State and the Greek bankruptcy'
Sigxrona Themata, no 110, (September 2010):15-18 (in Greek).  

'Le PASOK et le rêve brisé de la Grèce' (in collaboration with Andreas Pantazopoulos). Revue Socialiste, no 39 (third trimester of 2010): 37-45.

'The Electoral Crisis of Social Democracy: The Great Retreat of the European Social - Democratic Parties (1950-2009)", Transform!, 06/2010. (French translation: 'La crise électorale de la social-démocratie: le grand recul des partis sociaux-démocrates européens (1950-2009)'. ( 06/2010): 151-169.

2009   

'La Grèce dans le chaos: un malaise complexe, une révolte attrape-tout',  Revue Socialiste. No 34 (Second trimester, 2009): 131-139

'La crise électorale de la social-démocratie européenne',  Politique, Revue de débats, No 62. (December 2009)

Conferences and Seminars (selection 2005-2015)

2015

Brussels 2015, May:  "La gauche prise au piège de l’Union européenne ?", Public Lecture, Institut Emile Vandervelde "Chantiers des idées",  9 May, 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

Paris 2015, March:  Friedich Ebert Stiftung, FEPS, Fondation Jean Jaurès  Les socialistes et l'Europe, Closed Seminar,  13 March 2015, Paris, France.

2014

Paris 2014, November: "L'Union Européenne et la fonction programmatique des partis politiques: la social-démocratie à travers les crises économiques", International Conference Les études européennes aujourd'hui: enjeux, objectifs, moyens. University of Paris-8, Institute of European Studies, Paris, 6-8 November 2014, Paris.

Warsaw 2014, September:"Social Democracy responds to crises: the 1930s, the recent economic crisis and the EU impact", International Conference  Poland in the Process of European Integration - A Decade of Experience, panel: The European Leadership, its Agenda, Political Parties and Voters,  Warsaw, 18-20 September 2014.

Bochum 2014, September: "The labour parties' transformation: A historical and comparative approach", Summer School, Social Movements in Global Perspectives: Past – Present – Future, Key Speaker, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 2 September 2014.

Berlin 2014, July: "Historical Legacies and Political Perspectives of the European Social Democracy".  International Workshop of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Key Speaker, July 21-23 2014, Berlin.

Paris 2014, February: "La gauche radicale européenne dans le temps long: les enjeux d'aujourd'hui à la lumière de l'histoire". Key Speaker/Conférence publique,  Espaces Marx and le Lem, 24 February 2014, Paris.

Paris 2014, February: "La gauche radicale européenne dans le temps long: crise financière et trajectoires des partis de gauche radicale en Europe".  Key Speaker, Laboratoire de recherche LabTop/CRESPPA, University of Paris 8. Discussant: Anne Marijnen (University of Paris-8), 21 February, Paris.

2013

Vienna, 2013, October :"The Greek debt Crisis and PASOK: Lessons for European Social Democracy", Workshop Politicising Europe, Europeanizing Social Democracy, FEPS, Next Left Working Group, Renner Institut, 20-21 October 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Thessaloniki, 2013, June: 'The European Radical Left in the Longue Durée' (in Greek), Conference The Evolution of the Greek Party System, organized by GrEPOP, University of Macedonia,  6-7 June 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Vienna, 2013, March: 'European Integration, the Radical Left and the Destabilization of the Radical Project', Workshop Politicising Europe, Europeanizing Social Democracy, FEPS, Next Left Working Group, Renner Institut, 10-11 March 2013, Vienna, Austria.

2012

Athens, 2012, December: Participation in the final Roundtable and Conclusions of the Conference Metapolitefsi: from the Transition to Democracy to the Economic Crisis organized by the journal Historein in cooperation with Freie Universität, Berlin. Goethe Institut, Athens, December 14-16, 2012, Greece (in Greek).

Berlin 2012, December: 'The "Broken Equilibrium" in European Politics: The Europe Factor and the Weakening of Mainstream Parties (with an Emphasis on Left parties)'. Paper delivered at the workshop The Rise of Populism and Extremist Parties in Europe, The Spinelli Group, Workshop, 1-2 December 2012, Berlin.

Berlin 2012, November: 'One Step Forward, One Step Back: Debt Crisis, the PES, and the Limits of Social Democracy'. Paper delivered at the workshop Strengthening Democracy and Ensuring Social Progress in Europe of 21st Century, FEPS Next Left Research Programme, Working group, 8-9 November 2012, Berlin.

Athens 2012, May: 'Between Two Elections: Thoughts about the New Political Landscape and the Electoral Dynamics" (in Greek), Conference The Greek Elections of May 2012, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and History/Center of Political Studies, 29 May 2012, Athens.

Vienna 2012, May: 'The PES and the Debt Crisis',  FEPS Next Left Research Programme, Working group, Seminar, Renner Institut, 13 – 14 May 2012, Vienna.

2011

Brussels 2011, October: 'Reforming Europe? Social Democracy, the PES and the Debt Crisis', International Conference, Social Democracy facing Financial Crisis, Free University of Brussels-ULB, 21-22 October, Belgium.   

Paris  2011, January: 'La social-démocratie à l'épreuve de la gouvernance européenne', International Conference, Le socialisme européen et le capitalisme, Fondation Jean-Jaurès, 14-15 January, 2011.

2010

Paris  2010, September: 'L’Union européenne et la gauche: Les dilemmes modernes du réformisme et du radicalisme', Congrès Marx International, University of Paris 10, Nanterre, 22-25 September 2010.  

Edinburgh   2010, March:   'The Damocles Sword of the EU Institutions: What Space is Left for the Left?'  Workshop: Another Europe is Possible? The Radical Left and the European Union, PSA 60th anniversary conference, Edinburgh, 29 March - 1 April 2010, UK.

2009

Brussels 2009, April:   'Etre partout sans être nulle part ? L’affaiblissement des partis politiques et la gouvernance européenne', International Conference  
Le Parlement européen: Un parlement comme les autres ? Institut d’Études Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 29 April 2009, Belgium.

Princeton  2009, February:  'Electoral Success Stories: PASOK (1981-2004) and PSOE (1982-1996) amid the Crisis of European Social Democracy' (Lecture). Discussant: Jonas Pontusson (Princeton University, Department of Politics).  Program in Hellenic Studies, 17 February 2009, Princeton, USA.  

2008

Paris 2008, June: 'Le réformisme dans un système conservateur: L'UE, le piège institutionnel et l'identité social-démocrate'. Conference Quel Avenir pour la gauche européenne ? Centre Inderdisciplinaire de Recherche Comparative en Sciences Sociales, 25-26 June, France.

Boston 2008, May:  'Electoral Dynamics and the Social Democratic Identity'. Discussant: James Shoch (California State University, Dept. of Government). Conference What’s left of the Left: Liberalism and Social Democracy in a Globalized World, Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Cambridge, 9-10 May, 2008, USA.

Thessaloniki  2008, April:  'Parties and political domination: A comparison between PASOK and PSOE' (with G. Papanagnou). Conference The new political landscape in Greece, University of Macedonia, 3-4 April 2008, Greece (in Greek)

Chicago, 2008 March:  'Lower Classes or Middle Classes? Socialism and its Changing Constituencies in France, Great Britain, Sweden and Denmark'. Discussant: James Cronin (Boston College). CES (Council for European Studies)--Columbia University, Sixteenth International Conference 6-8 March, 2008, USA.

2007

Brussels 2007  September:  'Does social democracy lack of popular classes? Comments on the dynamics of the contemporary social-democratic family'. International Conference Shaping and Reshaping Social Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, CEVIPOL-ULB, 28-29 September 2007, Belgium.

Paris, 2007  June:  'Classes Sociales et vote social-démocrate : L’identité social-démocrate en mutation'. Seminar Revolution Informationnelle, mutations du salariat et recompositions politiques (Professor Jean Lojkine), Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 14 June 2007, France.

2006

Sheffield  2006, June:  'Social Democracy from Without: Identity Change, European Union and the Future'. Key Speaker.  Discussant: John Callaghan. International Conference Rethinking Social Democracy (RSD3): Social Democracy in the Post-Bipolar World, University of Sheffield, Department of Politics, Sheffield, June 28-30 2006, UK.

Montpellier 2006, February:  "L’Union Européenne et les Partis Politiques: Réflexions sur la crise du phénomène partisan" (Lecture), Montpellier University 1, Département de Science Politique, February 2006, France.

2005

Boston 2005, March:  'Between Past and Future: The Transformation of European Social Democracy'. Paper delivered at the Conference Social Justice and the Future of European Social Democracy, Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Cambridge-Boston, March 18-19 2005.

Research-cum-Administration

Administration (selection, recent)
2010 - 

Member of the Steering Committee of the Centre of Political Studies, Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.

2013 -

Member of the Board of Directors of the  Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (ΔΟΑΤΑΠ).


2009 - 2011 

Director of the Faculty section 'Political Sociology and Comparative Political Analysis', Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.

Editorial Boards
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Greek Journal of Political Science
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the French Politics
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal of political science Pôle Sud (University of Montpellier, France)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the BCN – Political Science Debate, ICPS
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Greek journal International and European Politics.
Referee/Reviewer
  • Greek Journal of Political Science;
  • West European Politics;
  • Government and Opposition;
  • South European Society and Politics;
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies;
  • Pôle Sud;
  • Ricerche di Storia Politica;
  • Editions de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Other

1996 –2002 and 2006 –2010   Contributor to the Greek daily newspaper TA NEA

2010-present   Contributor to the Greek newspaper To Vima

Academic Reception of My Work (selection)

Book: In The Name of Social Democracy (London, Verso, 2002).

“This book is one of the most important contributions to the history of the post-war European left to be published in the last two dozen years. The French educated Greek political scientist furnishes a study that is truly groundbreaking”
Gerd-Rainer Horn, International Labor and Working Class History, 64, Fall 2003, p. 169.

“An impressive and thorough account of the nature, history and impact of social democracy that focuses upon the emergence of "new social democracy"”
Andrew Heywood, Political Ideologies, Palgrave Macmillan, Third edition, 2003, p.154.

“Moschonas makes a powerful case that on the basis of the critical criteria he identifies, social democracy has indeed undergone a “great transformation”. By extensively laying out the nature and extent of this transformation, In the Name of Social Democracy nicely complements other broad surveys of the movement”
Sheri Berman, Perspectives on Politics, March 2003, no 1, p. 216  

“Very likely the best analysis of social democracy anyone has put together. A must-read!”
Dennis Pilon, Canadian Dimension, January 2005.

“In the Name of Social Democracy is a well-argued book […]. It skillfully weaves most of the main lines of the social democratic saga together in a reasoned and eloquent prose, making it an indispensable reference for all those investigating the nature of change in one of the most important party families in Europe”
Robert Ladrech, Party Politics, 9 (4), 2003, p. 532.

“If I have raised questions, emphasized different perspectives and attempted to see the problem through a different pair of lenses, this is not meant to take anything away from the tremendous achievement of both authors. [...] They are both informative, intellectually stimulating and argumentative in the best of all academic traditions”.
Stefan Berger, Labour History Review, Vol.69, No 1, April 2004, p. 401['Nothing but doom and Gloom in the House of Social democracy?' Review Essay, including  In the Name of Social Democracy and Noel Thompson's Left in the Wilderness, London Acumen, 2002].

“The impasse of socialist policies across the West has yielded a great number of important reflections on the course of working class politics over the twentieth century. The most notable of these, Donald Sassoon’s One Hundred Years of Socialism, Leo Panitch and Colin Leys’s The End of Parliamentary Socialism and Gerassimos Moschonas’s In the Name of Social Democracy […..]” 
Gregory Albo, American Review of Canadian Studies, 2002, December

"... un livre original aux conclusions inédites [...] son apport à la compréhension du phénomène partisan est majeur' ".
Cyril Gispert, Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, Vol. 11, no 4, 2004, p. 643.  

'[.....] this is a broad and vital work on the present transformation of social democracy'
 Murray Cooke, Millennium Journal of International Studies, Vol. 32, no 1 (2003):149.

“This volume demonstrates excellent scholarship and a thorough analysis of a wide variety of different sources”
Dimitris Christopoulos, Political Studies Review, vol. 1, no 1, January. 2003

“… an excellent study”
Jenny Andersson, The Library and the Workshop, Social democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age, Stanford Univ. Press, 2010, p. 11.

“For those seriously interested in the politics of the Left, I would highly recommend reading Gerassimos Moschonas’s widely praised study”
John W. Warnock, Briarpatch Magazine, Vol. 34, No 5, August 2005.

Book: La social-démocratie, de 1945 à nos jours (Paris, Montchrestien, 1994)

"This excellent book by a Greek scholar working in Crete, although shorter in length, rivals Merkel’s study in quality and range” 
Perry Anderson, in P. Anderson,  P. Camiller (eds), Mapping the West European Left, London, Verso, 1994, pp. 11-12.

"Remarquable analyse, la meilleure que j'ai lue de la crise des partis socialistes. La politique est née en Grèce. Elle y est toujours, on le voit, en grand honneur!"
Henri Pequignot, Vie Sociale, no 5, 1994, p.429.

"Lecteurs/trices, attention! Derrière ce petit livre aux allures d’ouvrage de vulgarisation ou de synthèse pour étudiants pressés se cache un essai original, dense et soigneusement argumenté sur ce qui constitue le courant dominant de la gauche européenne. […] l’auteur propose un véritable concept de social-démocratie et en déploie les effets au cours d’une démonstration rigoureuse et richement documentée".
Eustache Kouvelakis, Actuel Marx, no 22, 1997,  pp. 210-211.

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