www.europeanideas.eu presents: An Interview with Othon Anastasakis (Director of South East European Studies at Oxford) about the Causes, Consequences and Solutions to the Greek Crisis. He was interviewed by Olivier Gergely.
Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), University of Oxford and a Fellow at St Antony's College. He teaches South East European politics. Previously he was Researcher at the London School of Economics; Expert & Advisor on European Union matters at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Athens, his MA in Comparative Politics and International Relations from Columbia University, New York and his PhD in Comparative Government from the London School of Economics. His most recent books include From crisis to recovery: Sustainable growth in South East Europe (co-edited with Jens Bastian and Max Watson, SEESOX 2011), In the Shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the era of post-nationalism (co-edited with Nicolaidis and Oktem, Brill, 2009) and Greece in the Balkans: Memory, conflict and exchange (co-edited with Bechev and Vrousalis, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009). He has also published many articles on comparative democratisation in South East Europe, EU-Balkan relations and EU conditionality. He is the General Editor of the Palgrave Macmillan, St Antony's College series. (http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/seesox/anastasakis.html)