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The Role of the Military in the Political Evolution in Postwar Greece and Turkey (1914-2015)

Gerassimos Karabelias (Panteion University, Athens- Greece), “The Role of the Military in the Political Evolution in Postwar Greece and Turkey (1914-2015)”
This lecture will explore the ways in which civil-military relations has shaped the processes of democratization and Europeanization in Greece and Turkey.
Gerassimos Karabelias is Associate Professor of Sociology at Panteion University (Athens, Greece). He received his M.A. from New York University and his Ph.D. from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). His research interests include military sociology, civil-military relations, national identity, modernization, and religious identities within the contexts of Greece, Turkey and SEE countries. Among his most recent publications are Sociology and the Armed Forces: A Prejudicial Relationship (2009), “From Sultan AbdulHamit II to Ahmet Davutoglou” (AIR-FORCE Journal, 2013), “Women and Armed Forces: A relationship full of prejudices” (in  Moysides et. al. (eds), Sociology and Social Transformation in Modern Greece (2013), and “From National Heroes to National Villains: Bandits and Pirates in the formation of Modern Greece” (in Cronin (ed.), Subalterns and Social Protest: History from Below in the Middle East and North Africa, 2008).



Monday, October 12, 2015. 03:30 PM


Encina Hall West, Room 219 (616 Serra Street)


Organized by the Mediterranean Studies Forum in collaboration with the Program in International Relations, the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies, and the Onassis Foundation (USA)