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Demertzis Nicolas

Nicolas Demertzis


1976   Lyceum Certificate  

1980   B.A. Honns. in Political Science: Panteion University of Political Sciences, Athens

1986   Ph.D. Sociology: University of Lund, Sweden 

Academic Position Professor (part time since 2013)

Section Social and Political Analysis of Communication

Webpage www.media.uoa.gr/people/demertzis


Political Communication (2017-18)

Public Opinion (2017-18)

Administrative Duties

2004-2009  Director of the section of Social and Political Analysis of Communication, Department of Communication and Mass Media, University of Athens

2010-2013   President of the Unit of Internal Evaluation of the Department of Communication and Mass Media, University of Athens.

2010-2013   President of the Board of Administrators, Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)

Since 2013   Director and President of the Board of Administrators of the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)

Research Interests Political Sociology,  Political Communication,  Social Theory, Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Emotions 

Indicative Publications

Indicative recent publications:

2011      «Emotions in the media and the mediatisation of traumas», in: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos (ed.) Media Perspectives for the 21st Century, London: Routledge, pp. 83-99.

2011      «The Drama of the Greek Civil War Trauma», in: R. Eyerman, J. C. Alexander, and E. Breese (eds.), Narrating Trauma. On the Impact of Collective Suffering, Paradigm Publications, pp. 133-162.

2011     «Internet use, political efficacy and freedom of expression in the cyberspace: The case of the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot community in Cyprus», Communication Issues, vol. 12-13, pp. 72-94 (with D. Milioni and V.Gialamas) (inGreek).

2013     «The Greek Green Voter: Environmentalism or Protest?», Environmental Politics, 22(5): 728-738 (with P. Vassilopoulos).

2013     Emotions in Politics. The Affect Dimension in Political Tension. Palgrave/MacMillan, London.

2013   (with E. Paschaloudi and G. Antoniou (eds). Civil War. Cultural trauma. Athens: Alexandria (in Greek).

2013      «Of Cynicism, Political Cynicism and Political Marketing», in: Kostas Gouliamos, Antonis Theocharous, and Bruce I. Newman (eds), Political Marketing. Strategic 'Campaign Culture', London: Routledge, (pp. 12-26).

2013      «Youth, ethnicity and a ‘reverse digital divide’: a study of internet use in a divided country», Convergence, vol. 20(3), pp. 316-336 (with D.L. Milioni and V. Doudaki).

2014     «Cynical democracy: the transformation of values of the political system», in: S.Seferiadis (ed.), The Democratic Function at a critical turning point. Challenges and threats in the early 21st century. Nisos Publications and EEPE, Athens.

2014      «Political Emotions», in: Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Catarina Kinnvall, Tereza Capelos, and Henk Dekker (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology. London: Palgrave/Macmillan, σελ. 223-241.

2015     (with N. Georgarakis) Greece’s Political Portrait. Crisis and the deconstruction of the political. Gutenberg/National Centre for Social Research (in Greek).

2016      «Cultural Analysis in Greece. In Search of a Cultural Sociology», στο: S. Moebius et al. (Hrsg.) Handbuch Kultursoziologie. Wiesbaden:  Springer Fachmedien (with Nicos Souliotis και George Markatas).

2017      «Back to Black: Values, Ideology, and the Black Box of Political Radicalization», Science and Society, Vol. 35,pp. 35-68. (with T. Capelos and A. Katsanidou).

2017   Information Society. Government and the internet, Athens: National Centre for Social Research (in Greek).

2018   Multifaceted European Public Sphere: Socio-Cultural Dynamics (Media@LSE Working Paper Series No. 51). London: Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (ISSN: 1474‐1938/1946) (with Tsekeris, C.).