Kostas A. Lavdas

Constantine Karamanlis Professor


Kostas A. Lavdas is the Constantine Karamanlis Professor at The Fletcher School, Professor of European Politics, and Director of the Center for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET) at the University of Crete, where he was previously Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He was educated in Greece, the UK (at the London School of Economics and the University of Manchester), and the U.S. (at Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He has published extensively on European politics, comparative public policy, interest group politics, and applied political theory. He has taught and researched at various universities and research centers in Europe and the U.S., including The Fletcher School and The London School of Economics. His publications include The Europeanization of Greece: Interest Politics and the Crises of Integration (London: Macmillan, 1997), Politics, Subsidies and Competition (with M. Mendrinou) (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1999), Interests and Politics: Interest Organization and Governance (in Greek) (Athens: Papazisis, 2004), A Republic of Europeans (with D. Chryssochoou) (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011), Stateness and Sovereign Debt (with S. Litsas and D. Skiadas) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013), several chapters in edited volumes and papers in international journals (including the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Politics).