Dr. Papanagnou, Georgios

Visiting Scholar
01/10/2011 to 30/09/2014
Biographical Statement 

Georgios Papanagnou holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Politics from Durham University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Bristol University. He received a PhD in Political Science (summa cum laude) from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. His PhD thesis examined the transformation of socialist political parties in Spain, Greece and Portugal in the context of Europeanization.

He has worked as a researcher at the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches en Sciences Sociales/CIR Paris. Between 2009 and 2011 he worked as a consultant at UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) in Paris where he was responsible for developing the project ‘Building bridges between social science and policy’. He has published and presented papers on southern European politics, the links between social research and policy; discourse analysis and social theory and the use of ICTs in European regional integration.

His research interests include: the use of ICTs in regional integration, deliberation and the public sphere, participatory approaches and issues of democracy in policy making, social scientific theory, multilateral governance, European political economy and southern European politics.

His research project at UNU-CRIS concerned a comparative study of the use of ICTs in regional integration in Europe and Africa.  Georgios Papanagnou worked together with Luk Van Langenhove for an entire year.