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2006 - The Law and Society Association Words: 246 words || 
1. Tsoukala, Philomila. "Family, Law, and Nationalism: Lessons from Post-Ottoman Greece" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Jul 06, 2006 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Greek legal scholars today commonly depict family law as possessing two distinct characteristics: on the one hand, being marginal as a legal field but, on the other, being quite crucial as a reflection of the mores of a society commonly idealized as homogeneous. A legal historical journey into the nineteenth century helps question both these narratives and uncover the stakes underlying these representations. The marginality of family law emerges as a construction that stabilized at the end of the nineteenth century, until which point the legal cases commonly thought of as falling under family law (marriage, divorce, dowry and inheritance) literally dominated the legal field in a country whose social, economic and political life was defined by the institution of the family. As far as the representative character of family law is concerned, historical inquiry highlights the long process through which family law norms stabilized into a relatively coherent body of rules, out of a vast array of local variation and heterogeneity. The construction of a Greek family law then played a central role in the production of a western identity for a people whose life under the Ottomans had defined modes of life and behavior. It helped produce “the Greek family” properly speaking, as orthodox, monogamous and private; this image was then projected onto the past as a homogeneous entity existing throughout the years of Ottoman rule, unchanged, obfuscating the dynamic and largely locally dependent character of norms in the Ottoman years.

2005 - The Midwest Political Science Association Words: 35 words || 
2. Sokolon, Marlene. "Political Rhetoric in Ancient Greece and Beyond: An Application of Aristotle?s Proofs of Persuasion to Political Speech" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 07, 2005 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper applies Aristotle?s analysis to significant speeches in democratic politics and evaluates the validity of his position that rhetoric is not simply morally irresponsible, but necessary in behalf of just and moral political action.

2008 - ISPP 31st Annual Scientific Meeting Words: 248 words || 
3. Dorduncu Aydemir, Elif. "Perception of national identities through history school textbooks : Comparative case study of Greece and Turkey" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Sciences Po, Paris, France, Jul 09, 2008 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Paper (prepared oral presentation)
Abstract: The nationalistic discourse offers one of its most pure forms in the school textbooks. Besides teaching several subjects, school is an instrument for creating unity among the new generation and for assuring standardization from the specific ideological point of a given government. According to the curriculum usually set by the State, subjects like history, literature; geography has more power on constructing the student’s basic attitudes on political issues. Many times, through simplified narration, students receive their most unquestioned information, almost an absolute “truth” which will form its future prejudices. History lessons, where we observe these implications with great clarity, are an interesting field of political examination. During the twentieth century, which is accepted to be the era of nationalisms more than any other, the history textbooks in Europe contained many detailed definitions about the national foes and allies, stereotypes with in a nation or among other people narrated by a primitive statement of the State ideology carefully integrated to a historical construction of the past and the present which makes references to a commonly desired future. In this paper we would like to emphasize the construction of the national identity of a person and the perception of the “Other” through history school textbooks by comparing the examples from the Turkish and Greek school books. Through analyzing these texts, while combining the knowledge of Political Psychology and International Relations, we believe to enlighten the roots of the cultural memory and also have a deeper look to an international conflict.

2005 - American Society of Criminology Words: 231 words || 
4. Winterdyk, John. and Antonopoulos, Georgios. "Smuggling migrants in Greece: Trying to understand the problem" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Royal York, Toronto, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Individual paper presentation/ standard panel
Category H, International and Comparative Criminology #51

Smuggling migrants in Greece: Trying to understand the problem
John Winterdyk (Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB., CANANDA)
Georgios Antonopoulos (Durham University, Durham, ENGLAND)

Following up on a qualitative case study the presenters did on a sex-trade trafficker in 2004, this study focused on the challenge of trying to obtain reliable data on the extent of smuggling migrants into Greece. The study was also motivated by a recent UN report which acknowledged that among the EU members, Greece has one of the more serious problems with illegal migrants. In order to get a sense of the problem and difficulty in quantifying the problem, as noted by Jena-Phillippe Chauzy of the International Organization for Migration, we examined four different sources of data in an effort to better understand the limitations associated with trying to obtain reliable and valid data on the subject. The four data sources included: interviews with police officers, official statistics, interviews with a number of migrants, and interviews with several known smugglers. In the study we also examined the current extent and nature of migrant smuggling in Greece and contrast it with other EU members. The presentation will conclude by identify a number of the major limitations confronting data collection of smuggling as well as offer a number of policy recommendations that could serve to ameliorate the situation.

Correspondence to: John Winterdyk
Fax: 403-440-6992

2008 - The Law and Society Association Words: 194 words || 
5. Tzimitras, Zachary. "In the Service of Nationalism? International Law as a Foreign Policy Tool: The Case of Greece" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 27, 2008 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper will critically examine the place of international law in contemporary Greek foreign policy as well as popular culture. Nationalism found different expressions in Greek foreign policy since the restitution of democracy and throughout the ensuing three decades, searching for unity against emerging or recurrent challenges and perceived threats such as Turkey, the European Union, or Macedonia/FYROM. In this context, it will be argued that international law invocations traditionally formed the backbone of Greek foreign policy, although not necessarily always reflecting relevant convictions. At the same time, international law served as a domestically legitimizing factor for policies pursued. Through the discussion of empiric instances, it will be further argued that international law references only served as a foreign policy tool on various occasions reflecting nationalist stances and that Greece shifted away from a strict adherence or invocation of international law when other policy considerations and interests were prioritized. At the same time, international law and the monopoly of legality served as a basis for illusions of superiority at the popular level, fuelling the feeling of supremacy of Greece and the Greeks in cultural and political terms, especially with reference to the country's neighbors.

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