Dimitris Tsarouhas

Associate Professor

Dimitris Tsarouhas


Department of International Relations
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent, Ankara




+90 312 2902677


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Dimitris Tsarouhas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics. He has previously taught at Middle East Technical University (METU). Dr. Tsarouhas sits at the Editorial Board of Social Europe Journal, and the Executive Committee of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the British Political Studies Association (PSA). He is also a member of EUSA and UACES.

Dr. Tsarouhas specializes in European politics. His research seeks to transcend disciplinary divides to incorporate insights from IR, comparative politics and political economy. He is the author of Social Democracy in Sweden: the Threat from a Globalized World (London and New York: IB Tauris), co-editor of Bridging the Real Divide: Social and Regional Policy in Turkey’s EU Accession Process (Ankara: METU University Press), and author of numerous articles on European politics that have appeared in journals such as Public Administration, Social Politics, Social Policy & Administration, European Journal of Industrial Relations and Southeast European & Black Sea Studies.


  • BA (with Distinction) in Political Science, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • MSc (with High Merit) in European Political Economy, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • PhD in Political Science, The University of Sheffield, UK


Comparative European politics, social and labour politics, public policy, Greek-Turkish Relations, EU-Turkey Relations.

Selected Publications:

    Journal Papers

  • Tsarouhas, D., Yazgan, N. (2018). "Trade, non-state actors and conflict: evidence from Greece and Turkey", Cambridge Review of International Affairs
    DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2018.1501346

  • Ladi, S., Tsarouhas, D. (2014). "The Politics of Austerity and Public Policy Reform in the EU", Political Studies Review , v.12(2) p.171-80
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1111/1478-9302.12048

  • Tsarouhas, D., Ladi, S. (2013). "Globalisation and/or Europeanisation? The Case of Flexicurity", New Political Economy, v.18(4) p.480-502
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2012.717612

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2012). "The political origins of the Greek crisis: domestic failures and the EU factor", Insight Turkey, v.14(2) p.83-98
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  • Tsarouhas, D. (2012). "Political discourse and path shaping in public policy: comparing pension reforms in Greece and Italy", Public Administration, v.90(1) p.160-74
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01951.x

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2011). "How is the "European BRIC" faring? Social policy, the labour market and industrial relations in Turkey", South East Europe Review, v.13(3) p.313-25

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2011). "Frame extension, trade union identities and wage politics: evidence from Sweden", Social Politics, v.18(3) p.419-40
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1093/sp/jxr017

  • Tsarouhas, D., Aybars, A. (2010). "Straddling Two Continents: Social Policy and Welfare Politics in Turkey", Social Policy & Administration, v.44(6) p.746-63
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00741.x

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2010). "The EU’s Energy Politics", Eurasia Critic, v.3(1) p.46-49
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  • Tsarouhas, D. (2009). "The Political Economy of Greek-Turkish Relations", Southeast European & Black Sea Studies, v.9(1) p.39-57
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1080/14683850902723397

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2008). "Social Partnership in Greece: Is there an Europeanization effect?", European Journal of Industrial Relations, v.14(3) p.347-65
    Abstract | DOI: 10.1177/0959680108094139

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2007). "Don’t look at what they do, look at why they do it’: Employers, Trade Unions and Power Resources in Sweden’", ODTĂś GeliĹźme Dergisi, v.34(2) p.287-311

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2007). "The Impact of European Integration on National Systems of Labour Market Regulation: A Case Study", Hellenic Review of European Law , v.4(1)

  • Tsarouhas, D. Ă–. (2006). "“Civilianization” in Greece versus “Demilitarization” in Turkey : A Comparative Study of Civil-Military Relations and the Impact of the European Union", Armed Forces & Society, v.34(3) p.405-23
    Abstract | Full Text | DOI: 10.1177/0095327X05282122

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2005). "European Integration and Path Dependence: explaining the evolution of EU social policy", European Political Economy Review, v.3(2) p.87-111

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2005). "EU Enlargement and the Perils of Presidentialism: A Comparative Analysis", Ankara Review of European Studies, v.4(2) p.39-63

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2005). "Explaining the Activist Military: Greece until 1975", Southeast European Politics, v.VI(1) p.1-13
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  • Books

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2008). "Social Democracy in Sweden: The Threat from a Globalized World", London and New York: IB Tauris

  • Tsarouhas, D., Ertugal, E., Aybars, A. (2007). "Bridging the Real Divide: Social and Regional Policy in Turkey’s EU Accession Process", Ankara: METU University Press

  • Book Chapters

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2013). "The European Social Dialogue: Between Managerialism and a New Governance Architecture", 162-88, Brussels: FEPS: For a New Social Deal, Edited by E. Stetter, K. Duffek and A. Skrzypek (eds.)

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2012). ""Social Policy in the EU and Turkey: the limits of Europeanization", in Turkey and the European Union: processes of Europeanization, Ç. Nas and Y. Ă–zer (eds.). ", 276-98, Aldershot: Ashgate

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2012). "“Social democracy and Trade Unions”, in The Future of European Social Democracy: Building the Good Society, H. Meyer and J.Rutherford (eds.) ", 107-19, Palgrave Macmillan

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2011). "“Social Democracy and Trade Unions: facing the challenge”, in Progressive Values for the 21st Century, E. Stetter, K. Duffek and A. Skrzypek (eds.), ", 152-69, Brussels: FEPS

  • Tsarouhas, D. (2009). "“A new Swedish Model? Swedish social democracy at crossroads” in In Search of Social Democracy: responses to crisis and modernization, ed. by J. Callaghan, N. Fishman, B. Jackson and M. McIvor. ", 112-28, Manchester University Press