Personal Information

Nationality: Greek

Date of birth: 1927

Place of Birth: Athens, Greece

Summary of qualifications

  • 1963-1964: Postdoctoral studies in the “Economics of developing countries” at the London School of Economics
  • 1959-1961: Doctorate, University of Hamburg, (“The interdependence of the various social factors in the sociology of     Max Weber”)
  • 1957-1959: Postgraduate sociology studies at the Universities of Munich and Hamburg
  • 1954-1956: Postgraduate theoretical economics studies at the University of Munich (Diplom Volkswirt)
  • 1946-1953: Law studies at the University of Athens (Law Degree)

Political and social activities

  • 1982-1989: Head of the “Socialist Union” political society
  • 1968-1973: Imprisonment for his activities against the dictatorship in Greece
  • 1967-1968: Head of the “Democratic Defence” underground network against the Greek dictatorship
  • 1967: Co-founder of “Democratic Defence”
  • 1964-1967: General secretary of the centre for planning and programming studies
  • 1964-1967: Chairman of the political Club Alexandros Papanastasiou
  • 1949-1953: Military service as second lieutenant in Special Forces
  • 1942-1944: Took part in the resistance against the Germans (Head of the pupil division of “Iera Taxiarchia”) and was wounded in October 1944

Accreditations, positions held

  • 2002:   Vice president of the Union “Protection of the Greek language”
  • 1995- : Emeritus professor of Sociology at the Panteion University
  • 1994- : Vice president of the Centre of European studies I. Kapodistrias
  • 1989-1992: Chairman of the board of Directors of Olympic Airways
  • 1982-1991: Member of the coordinating committee of the Vienna centre for Social studies and research
  • 1975-1991: Columnist of the national newspapers “Eleutherotypia” (1975-1986), “Proti”(1986-1988), “Ethnos”(1988-1991) and “Paron”
  • 1990-1994: Executive editor of Greek edition of the international periodical “Socialism of the future”
  • 1982-1990: Chairman of the Greek committee for International Democratic Solidarity
  • 1985-1989: Head of the Sociology department of PASPE (now Panteion University)
  • 1984-1989: Chairman of the executive of the National Library of Greece
  • 1981-1982: Dean of PASPE (now Panteion University)
  • 1979-1981: Chairman of the committee for the introduction of the National Health System in Greece
  • 1978-1981: Member of the editing committee of the periodical “Economy and Society”
  • 1975-1981: General director of the Greek National Centre for Social Research and director of the periodical “Review of social research”
  • 1977- : Full Professor of sociology at PASPE (now Panteion University)
  • 1975: Assistant professor of sociology at PASPE (now Panteion University)
  • 1975: Chairman of the committee for the foundation of the “Attikon University”
  • 1975- : Lawyer, High Court of Greece
  • 1971- : Honorary Member of the Senior Common room of Wadham college (Oxford)
  • 1964-1967: Member of the editing committee of the periodical “New Economy”
  • 1962- : Member of the Athens Law Society


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