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Demertzis Nikos

Nikos Demertzis


B.A. Hons.  in Political Science (1980)
Panteios Graduate School of Political Sciences, Athens 

Ph.D. in Sociology (1986) 
University of Lund, Sweden

Academic Position Professor

Section Social and Political Analysis of Communication

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


Undergraduate Courses: 

Social Theory II 

  • Political Culture, Public Opinion and Communication 

Contemporary Society and the media 

  • Introduction to Political Communication 
  • Political Discourse and Ideology 


Postgraduate Courses:

  • Public Opinion and Democracy (2010-11)
  • Theories of Public Opinion: Classical and contemporary approaches (2011-12)


 PhD Supervision:

Currently supervising five doctoral students. Successful supervision of four (4) Ph.D. students over the last ten years. 

Administrative Duties



Director of the Graduate Programme of the Department



Deputy Director of the section of Social and Political Analysis of Communication, Department of Communication and Media 



Director of the section of Social and Political Analysis of Communication, Department of Communication and Media  



Director of the Department’s  Quality Assurance Group 



Member of the University’s Quality Assurance Unit 


Administration outside the University    



Member of the Interim Board of Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)



Interim Chairman of the Department of Communication and Internet Studies at CUT. 



Interim Dean of the School of Applied Arts and Communication at CUT.  



President of the Board of Administrators, Greek State Scholarships Foundation. 

Research Interests Political communication, political sociology, sociology of emotions

Indicative Publications


1985 Cultural Theory and Political Culture. New Directions  and Proposals, Studentlitteratur, Lund

1989 Culture, Modernity and Political Culture,  Athens 

1994  An Essay on Ideology. A Dialogue between Social Theory and Psychoanalysis (with Th. Lipowatz), Athens    

1994 (ed.) The  Greek Political Culture Today, Athens 

1996 Local Publicity and Press in Greece, Athens 

1997 The Nationalist Discourse. Ambivalent semantic field and Contemporary tendencies, Athens 

1998 (ed.) Regional Media in Europe, Athens (with Antonis Skamnakis) 

1999 The Parliament in the Mass Media (with Antonis Armenakis), Athens 

2000 (et. al.) Greek Immigrants. Cultural Identity and the Media, Ministry of Press and Mass Media, Athens 

2002 Political Communcation. Risk, Publicity,and the  Internet, Athens

2002 (ed.) Political Communication in Greece , Athens 

2006 Envy and ressentiment. Passions of the Soul and the closed society, (with Th. Lipowatz) Athens 

2008  (et. al.) Youth: The sleazy factor? Athens 

2013 (ed.) Emotions in Politics. The Affect Dimension in Political Tension. MacMillan, London (forthcoming) 

2013 (ed.) Civil War. The cultural trauma  Athens  


ΙΙ. Direction of the Series «Society, Politics, and the Media» Papazissis Publications (1998 onwards).